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Archive for March, 2011

– “Ruth’s hit carried at least 600 feet…  certainly a record that will stand for all time in Winston-Salem.” – Amnesia? A faked death? Or what? – “A preservationist by nature” from Durham blows his Maine chance. – Scavenged from Monitor repair job — and turned into a doll cradle! – So what comes after […]

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The Daily Progress in Charlottesville says “America Aflame: How the Civil War Created a Nation” “turns over nearly virgin historical soil.” The Los Angeles Times calls it “a monumental new appraisal of the war.” Herewith a few (if more than usual) words with its author, David Goldfield, history professor at UNC Charlotte: You begin, “Can […]

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Several new titles just added to “What’s New in the North Carolina Collection?” To see the full list simply click on the link in this entry or click on the “What’s New in the North Carolina Collection?” link under the heading “Pages” in the right column. As always, full citations for all the new titles […]

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“[Some] TB reformers offered stereotypical explanations for variations in susceptibility. A North Carolina sanatorium superintendent, Lucius Morse, writing in the Journal of the Outdoor Life [February 1919], noted that ‘primitive people’ in their natural state did not have tuberculosis and that once they were exposed to it by contact with Westerners, they often succumbed quickly. […]

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On Dec. 23, 2000, after his team had come back from 19 points behind against North Carolina, point guard Earl Watson grabbed the front of his jersey with both hands and displayed the “UCLA” to the Pauley Pavilion student section. Thus was born, or least popularized, the custom of “jersey popping.” (The Tar Heels won, […]

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On this day in 1920: Without warning, women show up at all Democratic precinct meetings in Raleigh and read statements demanding they be allowed to participate. Elsie Riddick, assistant executive secretary to the N.C. Corporation Commission, contends that since 35 states have already ratified the Nineteenth Amendment “and it is a certainty that we will […]

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– Did Civil War actually claim more Virginians than North Carolinians? Don’t miss this one — keen reportage by Cameron McWhirter of the Wall Street Journal. – Won’t you come home, George Washington? – Asheville’s monumental forgetfulness – Pa, you can cancel that tsunami insurance….

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“Two weeks after the Civil War ended, N. J. Bell, a railroad conductor, enjoyed a layover in Wilmington, North Carolina. A small boy and a little girl who lived on the edge of the railyard came up to him asking for something to eat. He gave them whatever bread and meat they could carry away. […]

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“Nearly a quarter of the men of military age in the South were killed, and perhaps another quarter returned home wounded. To make up to the men for what they had lost, Southern girls were urged to do their part by marrying handicapped veterans. ” ‘Girls have married men they would never have given a […]

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In 1991, while visiting Charlotte with fiance Larry Fortensky to promote her new perfume, Elizabeth Taylor apparently went unrecognized when she stopped her limo and entered Bojangles’ to order a takeout bucket of chicken.

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