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Archive for May, 2012

From What’s Cook’n at Biltmore. From High Hampton Hospitality. From The Charlotte Cookbook. From Tea-Kettle Talk Recipes.

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We assemble in the little village of Chapel Hill on the old campus of the University of North Carolina to dedicate to youth and truth, beauty and goodness, the Morehead Building. This building is now forever to be the home of the Genevieve Morehead Memorial Art Gallery, the Morehead Planetarium, and the Morehead Foundation for […]

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By mid-April three vessels were being readied for the passage to America: a 120-ton ship named Lyon, a flyboat, and a pinnace. When the little fleet finally set sail from Portsmouth on April 26, it was reported that 150 men had signed on as colonists, not counting wives and children and, apparently, some single women. […]

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On this day in 1985: The Rev. Sun Myung Moon, founder of the Unification Church, receives an honorary doctorate from Shaw University Divinity School in Raleigh. Although school officials cite Moon’s humanitarianism, his resume also includes $60,000 in donations. “Anyone who makes a contribution has a right to be honored,” one board member contends. Moon’s […]

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“North Carolina newspapers recently carried stories about pinball machines helping win the war…. The Army Air Force Training Command discovered that the electrical switches, relays and complicated circuits in the machines are of value in testing the mechanical aptitude of trainees. “With manufacture having been banned for the duration, such equipment proved difficult to obtain […]

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Researchers from the U.S. and U.K. announced earlier today that a 16th century map of coastal Virginia and North Carolina reveals the location of a planned fort or settlement. And, they suggest, that spot, at the confluence of the Roanoke and Chowan rivers, may be where settlers from the Lost Colony headed. The lozenge shape […]

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“To illustrate the misogynous underpinnings of our society, analysts have referred to the ‘rule of thumb’ by which English and American law as recently as the 18th and 19th century reputedly upheld the right of a man to beat his wife with a rod, provided it was no thicker than his thumb…. “The rule was […]

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Several new titles just added to “New in the North Carolina Collection.”  To see the full list simply click on the link in this entry or click on the “New in the North Carolina Collection” tab at the top of the page.  As always, full citations for all the new titles can be found in […]

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Outside of gelatin molds the number one recipe item I’ve seen thus far in searching through our cookbook collection is sherry.  You can’t go but a few pages without finding some recipe with a dash of sherry here or a cup of sherry there.  So grab your favorite bottle of sherry and try out a […]

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