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Archive for October 28th, 2010

Gridiron Glory

Visitors to UNC’s pre-game festivities on Oct. 30 can catch a special glimpse of Tar Heel football history. A showing of archival film clips in Wilson Library will feature highlights from games past, including footage of football legends such as Charlie “Choo Choo” Justice and “Famous Amos” Lawrence. In addition, Woody Durham, the “Voice of […]

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N.C. Miscellany’s Washington correspondent (a Tar Heel who, by circumstance, is forced to live in exile) shares this bit of news with us: William Richardson Davie’s sword has returned to Salisbury. The city bestowed the ceremonial weapon upon Davie in 1780. Davie, you may recall, interrupted his law studies in Salisbury to lead a local […]

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“The rifle became so popular in the South that a factory for making the hunting rifle was established at Charlotte, N. C., about 1740. The founders came from Leman’s Rifle Factory at Lancaster, Pa…. ” ‘General Washington’s favorite weapon was the rifle,’ says George W. Park Custer, in a…   memorandum printed… for private distribution…. ‘His […]

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