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This “Where the Heel?” comes from a blog reader’s suggestion. See if you can guess the North Carolina town that used (or still uses?) this catchy slogan: I have taken out the county and town name (obviously), but let me know if you have a guess. As always, leave it in the comments section of […]

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The present-day Fontana Village is a resort community in Graham County, but prior to that the town of Fontana went through several iterations; in fact, there have been no less than five reincarnations of Fontana, as explained in Lucile Kirby Boyden’s 1964 book, The Village of Five Lives. The first Fontana Village was actually located […]

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For those of you that don’t know, the 2009 North Carolina Literary Festival will be on UNC’s campus September 10-13, 2009. Another thing that you may not know is that the Literary Festival is now on Twitter. Check it out at: nc_litfest.

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I was aware that the “Renowned the World Around” slogan from this week’s “Where the Heel?” was not confined to the pin that was pictured because I was told the city of Durham erected a sign using the slogan near the train station. However, I was not aware of how very cool this sign was […]

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For this edition of “Where the Heel?”, I have once again used the magic of Photoshop to digitally erase the name of the location from an image of an artifact. If you click on the image below you can see a larger version of the image. This time the place in question was “Renowned the […]

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Wow, did the month of May sneak up on the NC Collection!?!? We are six days late in posting the latest installment of “This Month in North Carolina History.” So….if you were anxiously checking your feed reader and awaiting this entry, here you go and I apologize. For this month’s entry, Harry McKown examines the […]

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Our newest “Where the Heel?” is another artifact from the collection. Again, I have digitally deleted the name of the place in the scanned image (which is much harder to do on a 3-D object than on a flat one, so please forgive the less-then-perfect image). What do you think? Does the “City of Electrical […]

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Clear your after work plans! Today has been declared Anoop Day in honor of American Idol contestant Anoop Desai, who graduated from UNC-CH in 2008. The event begins at the Franklin Hotel at 5:30, and the evening’s festivities will continue at the Chapel Hill Town Hall at 7 pm, where Desai will be presented with […]

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Ernie Barnes died on April 27 in California. Born on July 15, 1938, in Durham, North Carolina, Barnes played football at North Carolina Central University and then for several years in the pros. He is most famous, however, for his work as an artist. If you remember the ABC television series “Good Times” (which ran […]

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