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Archive for February 25th, 2011

State and local officials unveiled a highway historical marker recognizing the life of Lewis Sheridan Leary in Fayetteville yesterday. Leary was among the 21 men who joined John Brown in the raid on Harpers Ferry on Oct. 16, 1859. Leary was born in Fayetteville in 1835. The son of free blacks, Leary worked with his […]

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As an attention-grabber, it’s hard to match “There’s a meteor the size of North Carolina heading straight for Earth!” But screenwriters aren’t the only ones to make the state their yardstick of choice…. “Panama is about the size of North Carolina.” — internationalliving.com “Ecuador… is about the size of North Carolina.” — rampant-books.com “Scotland is […]

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