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“Slavery became the lens through which Southerners looked at every question, the red dye that tainted every American conflict…. “North Carolina senator Nathaniel Macon suspected, as early as 1818, that ‘the passage of a bill granting money for internal improvements’ would also make ‘possible a bill for the emancipation of the negroes,’ and he ‘desired […]

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“Trick or Treat Salad” from High Hampton Hospitality. “Halloween Cookies” from A Taste of the Old and the New. “Monster Cookies” from Red’s Cook Book: (Road Kill not Included). “Angel Balls” “Red Devil’s Food Cake” from Classic Cookbook. “Black Magic Chocolate Cake” from Favorite Recipes. “Baked Devil’s Float” from Carolina Cooking.

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” ‘These Weather Channel guys are treated like frigging royalty,’ I was told by a satellite-truck operator [working on Hurricane Floyd in 1999]. ‘Usually, local people treat the media like scum — vultures preying on a disaster. But local people love these Weather Channel guys. ” ‘When we were in North Carolina for Dennis ‘ […]

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“Typically, people who are close to conjoined twins come to adjust and see them as different but normal; they seem fairly untroubled by the idea of conjoined twins pursuing sex and romance. But those who are watching from afar cannot abide. “The best example would probably be the story of Chang and Eng Bunker….  One […]

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This Saturday, October 28 is National Chocolate day so grab some cocoa powder, a chocolate bar, and your favorite chocolate recipe and get to celebrating. “Killer Brownies” “Sweet Chocolate Double-Deck Brownies” from Red’s Cook Book: (Road Kill Not Included). “Chocolate Suicide Cake” “Chocolate Gravy” from Welkom: Terra Ceia Cookbook III, a Collection of Recipes. “Chocolate […]

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“Despite much speculation, no one really knows why longtime bachelor Senator [Joe] McCarthy was significantly uninterested in the problem of homosexuals in the United States government, but the task was left to North Carolina Democratic senator Clyde Hoey and Nebraska Republican senator Kenneth Wherry…. “Senator Hoey’s investigations produced the ‘finding’ that homosexuals threatened national security. […]

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Benjamin Filene’s curiosity about a children’s book in the North Carolina Collection led him in search of the story behind its creation and the individuals portrayed in it. And this weekend Filene, an historian at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, will share his discoveries during a presentation at the Orange County Public Library […]

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Congratulations to our library colleagues at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, who are re-launching their website the North Carolina Literary Map today. The site includes 2,583 North Carolina authors and 4,808 titles set in real or fictional locations in North Carolina. The site’s creators note that their selection process was broad and inclusive. […]

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“Last week, I spent two months in North Carolina. I was in a courtroom, listening to the testimony of locals. Locals speak slowly. “I know North Carolina is not the Deep South, and yet somehow its cadences are slower than in places such as Mississippi, where the syrup is thicker but seems to squeeze out […]

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“If you’re looking for the beating heart of the digital age — a physical location where the scope, grandeur, and geekiness of the kingdom of bits become manifest — you could do a lot worse than Lenoir, North Carolina…. “Here I am, in a huge white building in Lenoir, standing near a reinforced door with […]

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