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From Columbus County Cookbook II. From The Charlotte Cookbook. From Soup to Nuts: a Cook Book of Recipes Contributed by Housewives and Husbands of Alamance County and Other Sections of State and Country. From The Junior Service League’s Chapel Hill Cook Book: Tried and Tested Recipes. From Recipes for Gourmet Eating: A Compilation of Favorite […]

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“A white man named Billy Harwood, who was imprisoned in 1994, started work at Smithfield [Packing Co. in Tar Heel] after his release in 2001. “Aghast at the number of Mexicans, Harwood wondered aloud, ‘What the hell’s going on?’ By that year, fully one-third of the babies born at the health clinic in neighboring Robeson […]

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In preparation for the barrage of disrespect sure to accompany the Democratic National Convention, I’m offering a second sampling of past insults endured by the host city: “They don’t know art from nothing. Half of them don’t even know what state Charlotte is in.” – Vernon James, D-Pasquotank, describing his constituents’ reaction to the debate […]

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Given the unabashed enthusiasm Miscellany readers have shown for all things Krispy Kreme, I have to pass along this recipe from the Nose Dive Gastropub in Greenville, South Carolina. (Hat tip, Garden & Gun.) The essential instruction: “Puree the doughnuts and half-and-half…” I was surprised to find that Krispy Kreme’s own flavor inventory includes (or […]

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One of our blog readers sent us this bit of news: Garden & Gun magazine has named Hillsborough as one of its picks for “Best Literary Town” in it’s list of most creative southern small towns… http://gardenandgun.com/article/southern-small-towns/page/0/3

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When I moved to Charlotte in 1974, I soon learned that George Washington had memorably dismissed it as “a trifling place.” But that was only the beginning — as the prototypical overreaching Southern boom town, Charlotte has lent itself to decades of  insults. Because the Democratic National Convention will test as never before the thickness […]

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From High Hampton Hospitality. From What’s Left is Right: What to do with Leftovers When You’re Desperate. From Buffet Benny’s Family Cookbook: Recipes, Stories & Poems from the Appalachian Mountains. From Hyde County Cook Book.  From The Charlotte Cookbook. From

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The accomplishments of North Carolina’s native son Kay Kyser have been well documented: UNC cheerleader, class president, and bandleader; host of the successful radio show Kay Kyser’s Kollege of Musical Knowledge from 1938 to 1949; big band leader with eleven number-one records to his name; star of seven feature films. Kyser’s rise to fame was […]

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The polling-places of such out-of-the way districts as Nantahala Precinct, Swain Co., N.C., where our sketch was made on the day of the late Presidential election, are not provided with all the modern conveniences, nor are the honest voters addicted to vain pomp and personal display. The sacred privilege of the franchise is exercised in […]

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“Former Senator Elizabeth Dole of North Carolina… is the only name on this list [of women Mitt Romney might choose as a running mate], apart from [Michele] Bachmann, to have officially run for president before — although her candidacy, in 2000, was mostly a flop. Her strong personal qualities and long history of public service […]

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