Archive for March, 2006

Guns and Lightning

The one thing missing from our fine local newspapers these days is a good social column. We found these items in the “Local News” section of the Watauga Democrat from June 29, 1893: Master Tommy Hine has proved himself quite an efficient young Nimrod. The long looked for day arrived when he was permitted to […]

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Tar Heel Lit

So where do depressed Tar Heel basketball fans look to ease the pain of their team’s early exit from the NCAA tournament? In books, of course. Will Blythe’s excellently-titled book about the UNC-Duke rivalry, To Hate Like This Is to be Happy Forever has received nationwide attention, with a reviews in the Washington Post and […]

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It’s Carrboro

We were surprised, but, we admit, not shocked, to learn that Carrboro now has its very own rap song. After all, Carrboro might well be the only municipality in North Carolina with its own poet laureate, and the leap from rhyming to rapping is not a big one. What can explain this burst of creativity […]

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First in Hoops

We realize that it’s a little late to get your NCAA tournament picks in, but we didn’t want to miss the opportunity to point out that if, like us, you had given up on trying to pick a winner and just closed your eyes and jabbed at the bracket, then you would be more likely […]

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Tall Ships

We admit it, we weren’t too impressed when we read that the tall ships were coming to North Carolina. It’s just a boat race, right? What’s the big deal about that? But then we looked into it. The America’s Sail 2006 will hit Beaufort and Morehead City this summer, June 30 – July 5. The […]

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Beauty and Bass

We found this in the Elizabeth City Daily Advance from June 21, 1939.

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