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Archive for September 16th, 2011

Looking through the collection of yearbooks from North Carolina Wesleyan College that were recently digitized by the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center, I was interested in this photo, which shows a group of students welcoming President Lyndon Johnson to Rocky Mount in 1964, the visit that resulted in the now iconic photos of the President […]

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Earlier this week I recalled some favorite quotes from North Carolina legislators. A few more dug from the same drawer: “A good day’s pay for a decent salary — I believe in that.” – Rep. Dan Lilley, D-Lenoir, sharing his thoughts on the work ethic (1981) “Walking tackle boxes.” – Rep. Frank Mitchell, R-Iredell, viewing […]

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“Next Day, about 10 a Clock, we struck out of the Way, by the Advice of our Old Indian. We had not gone past two Miles, e’er we met with about 500 Tuskeruros in one Hunting-Quarter. They had made themselves Streets of Houses, built with Pine-Bark, not with round Tops, as they commonly use, but […]

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