Archive for December 15th, 2010

In what four areas of North Carolina is the population at least 10 percent foreign-born? What county is 63 percent black? What county is the most Hispanic? Eyeball the answers on these new¬† census-derived maps from the New York Times. (Type “North Carolina” in the search box.)

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On this day in 1930: Fay Gardner, wife of Gov. O. Max Gardner writes in her diary about the worsening Depression: “A run made today on Commercial Bank here in Raleigh, also on the 1st National at Gastonia. Everybody losing confidence and becoming panic-stricken.” The next day’s entry notes that “eleven banks closed their doors […]

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