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Archive for September 6th, 2011

The J. Murrey Atkins Library at UNC-Charlotte has a nice new digital collections site at http://digitalcollections.uncc.edu/. The site contains images from local photographers, aerial photos of Charlotte, and a fantastic collection of Charlotte area postcards. Where else can you find more than 50 different images related to the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence?

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Winston-Salem’s Art Deco landmark is still on the market. But a spokesman for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco says the building is attracting interest from potential buyers. Its sky-high cafeteria sure did churn out a tasty and inexpensive lunch back in the early 90s. More than a few Winston-Salem Journal employees filled their bellies there (this writer […]

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In 1819 Thomas Jefferson, retired at Monticello, wrote Sen. Nathaniel Macon of North Carolina that “I read no newspaper now but Ritchie’s, and in that chiefly the advertisements, for they contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper. I feel a much greater interest in knowing what has passed two or three thousand years ago, […]

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