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Archive for December, 2007

Many people remember Bones McKinney as the coach of the Wake Forest men’s basketball team, a post he held from 1958 to 1965. That’s no small claim to fame, but Bones may be part of a more select club–a person with ties to all the “Big Four” Tobacco Road basketball programs. Here’s the story: Bones […]

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Santa came early

The North Carolina Collection got an early Christmas present this year when two friends of the collection, Snow and Ben Roberts, brought us a copy of Don’t Buy Me Any Green Bananas. I have been looking for this book for at least a decade. As a coach at Wake Forest (1958-1965) and with the ABA […]

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Eng and Chang Online

The two men who were arguably the most famous residents of North Carolina in the nineteenth century are featured in a new online collection: Chang and Eng Bunker: The Siamese Twins. This website presents original materials from the North Carolina Collection and the Southern Historical Collection and documents the lives and times of conjoined twins […]

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This Month in North Carolina History In many early maps of the American colonies, we can recognize North Carolina by the familiar shape of the Outer Banks on the coast, and by the borders with South Carolina and Virginia, which were first established in the 1600s and were pretty close to today’s state lines. The […]

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