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If there is one thing I’ve learned while searching through our cookbook collection it’s that you can put gelatin in anything.  Here are just a few examples of the hundreds of gelatin containing recipes we have come across thus far. From The Charlotte Cookbook. From Auntie’s Cook Book: Favorite Recipes. From Buffet Benny’s Family Cookbook: Recipes, Stories & […]

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The News and Observer reported yesterday that the name Zebulon is increasingly popular among parents today, and was listed on a website as one of the “14 hottest” names of the year. If Zebulon is indeed on the rise again in North Carolina, it would only mark a return to popularity of a name that […]

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On this day in 1966: The same day that Martin Luther King Jr. addresses without incident a crowd of 4,500 at Raleigh’s Reynolds Coliseum, Ku Klux Klansmen in boots and helmets jeeringly remove blacks from a Klan rally at Nash Square. The incident will force Gov. Dan K. Moore, who has tried to treat the […]

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Of the more than 4,000 yearbooks we’ve digitized for the North Carolina College and University Yearbooks collection, one of the most creative that I’ve seen is the 1985 Yackety Yack from UNC-Chapel Hill. The book is arranged like an encyclopedia of the campus and community, with pretty clever entries throughout and some great photographs. It’s […]

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NC Miscellany on WFAE

This morning, the “Charlotte Talks” program on radio station WFAE in Charlotte featured a discussion about the North Carolina Miscellany blog. NCC staff member John Blythe and contributor-extraordinaire Lew Powell talked with host Mike Collins about the origins of the blog, the appeal of North Carolina history and culture, and some of their favorite posts. […]

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Say about us what you will, Democratic conventioneers — as already recalled here and here, we’re no novices in civic disparagement: “If you all think dealing with Charlotte is difficult from up here, try being one of their neighbors.” – Rep. Drew Saunders of Huntersville, enlisting legislative sympathy for his bill to thwart Charlotte’s road-widening […]

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“CAIRO — What’s this? Egypt’s new Islamist leaders want to raze the Great Pyramids, scratch away the images on the death masks of the pharaohs, maybe even wipe the grin off what is left of the face of the Sphinx? “Someone who reads a lot of right-wing blogs in the United States these days might […]

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Among the achievements of Salisbury native Archibald Henderson, the wide-ranging UNC mathematician (polymathematician?), were major biographies of George Bernard Shaw and Mark Twain. Henderson (1877-1963) once had the opportunity to introduce the two to each other. “There was the greatest world’s greatest wit and the world’s greatest humorist, meeting face to face,” he recalled, “and […]

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The Raleigh Register‘s description of campaigning à la 1850s could spur today’s campaign strategists to return to some methods of old. At the polls, there was a slight lack of that calm Roman dignity ascribed to us by our Fourth-of-July orators—inasmuch as the voters skipped about with the vivacity of Frenchmen, and exercised their tongues […]

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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 the 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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