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Archive for June 15th, 2012

From Favorite Recipes. From The Charlotte Cookbook. From Good Eatin’ from Duke Memorial United Methodist Church, Durham, North Carolina. From Carolina Cooking. From Buffet Benny’s Family Cookbook: Recipes, Stories & Poems from the Appalachian Mountains.  

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If you’re a regular follower of the Artifact of the Month, you’ll remember that last month’s post featured Chang Bunker’s silverware. (And if you’re not a regular follower of the Artifact of the Month, why aren’t you?) This month we’re pleased to share another artifact that sheds some light on the everyday lives of Chang […]

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On this day in 1970: The Land of Oz, a theme park based on “The Wizard of Oz,” opens atop Beech Mountain. The park, imaginatively conceived by Charlotte artist Jack Pentes, proves too low-tech, too small and too remote — and the weather is often dreary. Attendance is 250,000 the first year but only 60,000 […]

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“Yancey County is located in the mountainous western stretch of North Carolina, about 45 minutes from Asheville. The county’s population is less than 18,000, and yet it has two local papers: the Yancey Common Times Journal, which has been in publication more than a hundred years, and the ‘other’ newspaper, the Yancey County News, founded […]

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