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Archive for March, 2012

Curious about how folks with such last names as Zaytoun, Saleeby, Baddour or Hatem ended up in such towns as New Bern, Salisbury, Goldsboro or Rocky Mount? If so, then check out a documentary screening scheduled for April 12 at the North Carolina Museum of History. A team led by N.C. State professor Akram Khater […]

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“On the south you can see the Dan, the Catawba, the Yadkin, and the Haw, breaking through the mighty mountains that appear in confused heaps, and piled on each other in almost every direction. “Throughout the whole of this amazing and most extensive perspective, there is not the least feature or trace of art or […]

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On this day in 1787: Darby and Peter, Duplin County slaves, are convicted of murdering their master with an ax. Darby is sentenced to be “tied to a stake on the courthouse lot and there burned to death and his ashes strewd upon the ground.” Peter, less severely punished because of his youth, is sentenced […]

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From now through the end of May, visitors to the NCC Gallery can view the exhibit “A Dialogue Between Old and New: Notable Buildings on the UNC Campus.” A quick stroll through the exhibit reveals how much architectural styles have changed since 1793 — but also how much student life has changed in that time: […]

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From Kitchen Kapers. From Dixie Dishes. From AsheVittles: Favorite Recipes from Asheville, North Carolina.    

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“Free from the grip of Northern interlopers [after the 1911 breakup of the tobacco trust], Mr. RJ began force-feeding Reynolds stock to employees. … Never mind that many didn’t want to go into hock….As the value of Reynolds stock ballooned in coming years, Winston-Salem came to be known as ‘the city of reluctant millionaires.’… “[After […]

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UNC Ad from 1907

I found this ad for UNC in a 1907 issue of the Sylvan Valley News, published in Brevard, N.C. We’ve recently added over 400 issues of the paper, ranging from 1900-1911, to the North Carolina Newspapers digital collection. The University has grown just a bit since this ad was posted. There are definitely more than […]

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There are lots of different approaches to filling out your NCAA Basketball Tournament Bracket. As for me, I’m staying loyal to the Old North State. Proud North Carolinians will have noticed already that our state has five teams in the final field, and that they’re spread throughout the bracket, leaving the possibility, however remote, for […]

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“In Greensboro, North Carolina, Nixon told his audience that he had a unique understanding of their difficult problem, meaning the race issue, because of the three years he had spent in their midst at Duke University Law School. He talked little about civil rights but spoke extensively about the Democrats’ threats to use federal authority […]

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From Recipes for Gourmet Eating: A Compilation of Favorite Tested Recipes of Housewives of Greenville and Out of Town Friends. From Buffet Benny’s Family Cookbook: Recipes, Stories & Poems from the Appalachian Mountains. From Dixie Dishes.

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