Archive for February 14th, 2011

As I was looking through some mid-nineteenth century issues of the Hillsborough Recorder, I noticed the following advertisement: Have you ever heard of the Eagle Hotel or Miss Nancy Hilliard? If not, see below: Ann Segur Hilliard (1807-1873), known as “Miss Nancy,” came to Chapel Hill in about 1814 with her parents. After they died, […]

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The latest “Jeopardy!” contestant — debuting today — is a computer. The first “Jeopardy!” contestant — on March 30, 1964 — was “Mrs. Mary Eubanks, a housewife from Candor, N.C.” To hear those very words out of the mouth of Don Pardo, click here and go to the second square under “This is Jeopardy!” The […]

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