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Archive for October 11th, 2012

As Asheville readies for a visit by Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, it seems fitting to recall another Romney’s visit to the Carolinas some 35 years ago. George Romney, Mitt’s father, was governor of Michigan when he toured South Carolina’s Williamsburg County on September 27, 1967. The senior Romney was several months shy of announcing […]

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Look at this map, and notice that deep, deep in the Republican South, there’s a thin blue band stretching from the Carolinas through Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi. These are the counties that went for Obama in the last election….Why? Well, the best answer, says marine biologist Craig McClain, may be an old one, going back […]

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We hope you’ll join us this afternoon for a free public lecture by Yale historian Glenda Gilmore. The details: “Knowledge Capital and Human Flourishing: Educating North Carolinians, 1865–1970″ Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 Wilson Special Collections Library 5:30 pm, Pleasants Family Assembly Room The lecture is the keynote address for the statewide conference New Voyages to […]

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