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Most people know that sometime North Carolina resident (but always fabulous) Kristi Yamaguchi won the 2008 Dancing with the Stars competition. Will lightning strike twice for the Tar Heel state? We’ve got a good shot because the always competitive Lawrence Taylor (UNC ’81) is one of the contestants this year. In his college and pro […]

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Where the Heel?, Part IX

Welcome to our second slogan-based installment of “Where the Heel?” Remember, we’re looking for the North Carolina location that is described by a specific slogan. If you have a guess about the location that fills in the blank below, leave it as a comment. Ready, set, go!

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Carolina Moonshine

I have to admit that I’ve tried moonshine before…don’t ask, don’t tell. However, I haven’t tried Catdaddy Carolina Moonshine, but it seems that Hollywood loves it. Check out the recent story from WRAL: Carolina moonshine official spirit of Grammy gift bags.

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The Cornwallis Tree

I hate to keep hitting the blog with postcard images (we’ve got a lot of other cool, interesting, and fun things at the NC Collection), but I’m working with them day in and day out. So…here we go. Does anyone out there in the blogosphere know anything about the “Cornwallis Tree” in Carthage, North Carolina? […]

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New Towns on NC Postcards Website

In the past month and a half, we’ve uploaded postcards from several new locations to our North Carolina Postcards website. You can check out these new towns here: Gibsonville, Alamance and Guilford Counties Polkton, Anson County Crossnore, Avery County Pantego, Beaufort County Highshoals, Gaston County Henrietta, Rutherford County

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Here’s the postcard that Lew Powell mentioned in a recent comment, along with another from the collection that shows Republican President William Howard Taft on that same May 20, 1909 visit. Taft was in Charlotte to celebrate the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence.

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Where the Heel?, Part VIII

It’s time for a new installment of “Where the Heel?,” but I’m adding a twist to this one. Instead of identifying a place based on an image, we’re looking for the North Carolina location that is described by a specific slogan. Can you fill in the blank below? If you have a guess, leave it […]

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In the last few weeks, Alamance County has lost two of its “native sons”: This past Monday (February 2) former N.C. State Representative and longtime Insurance Commissioner, James “Jim” Long passed away.  Only two weeks before on January 23, former governor Robert “Bob” Scott also passed away.  Both men were born in Alamance County (Long […]

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Check out Harry McKown’s latest entry in the “This Month in North Carolina History” series. In honor of a sister institution, Harry examines the establishment of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

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This image is from a recent article featuring the Durwood Barbour Postcard Collection. Interest in the collection is nothing new…it’s been featured in several recent articles and even on television. However, this one is a bit different…it’s from a Russian postcard journal. I don’t speak or read any Russian, but Wilson Library has several staff […]

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