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Archive for February 28th, 2011

Legendary coach Dean Smith turns 80 years old today. Hope you have a good one, Coach Smith. [Image above is from the Hugh Morton Photograph Collection, North Carolina Collection, Wilson Special Collections Library, UNC]

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The widely noted death of Frank Buckles made me wonder: Who was North Carolina’s last surviving veteran of World War I? Depending on how strictly you define “North Carolina’s” and “World War I,” he seems to have been either – David Samuel “Tex” Little,  born in Catawba but moved to Texas after the war and […]

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