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November 30th is National Mousse Day.  You may be surprised what all you can turn into a mousse. “Asparagus Mousse” from Peace Cookbook. “Blue Cheese Mousse” “Spam Mousse” from Dixie Classic Fair for Northwest North Carolina: Favorite Recipes from Friends of the Fair. “Malay Mousse” from High Hampton Hospitality. “Cucumber Mousse” from Home Cookin’. “Maple […]

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“With a flick of the wrist, 19th century black barbers could have slit the throats of the white men they shaved…. “While no record exists of a black barber behaving like Sweeney Todd, stories circulated that reminded white customers of the threat. In one such account, from New Bern, North Carolina, physician Hugh Jones  entered […]

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In her 11/28/12 article, My house is home to a bid bug, Andrea Weigl tells of how her affinity for community and church cookbooks all started with a hunt for southern recipes.  Some recipes mentioned include pickles, preserves, cheese biscuits, tuna casserole, spoon bread, and lemon chess pie.  So we scoured our cookbook collection to […]

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There’s great material throughout the yearbooks in the North Carolina High School Yearbooks collection on DigitalNC. We’ve pulled out a few of our favorite senior superlatives for a Flickr slideshow. The superlatives range from Most Studious to Most Vivacious and include great photos from high schools in Fayetteville, Burlington, Mocksville, and a handful of other […]

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On this day in 1988: An unprecedented late-fall tornado rips through the Raleigh area and parts of Eastern North Carolina, killing four and injuring 157. Tornado season is generally April through early June, but a rare combination of low pressure, warm air and moisture broke with meteorological convention.  

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On this day in 1927: Gov. Angus McLean of North Carolina and Gov. Harry Byrd of Virginia unlock a ceremonial gate across the section of U.S. 1 now linking their states. The nation’s first major border-to-border highway will eventually cover 2,467 miles from Canada to Key West. In North Carolina it enters in Warren County, […]

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“Throughout the postwar years the [National Lumber Manufacturers Association] and its lobbying arms…  even recruited celebrity endorsements. In the 1960s, Andy Griffith, perhaps the most recognized television personality of the age, served as an official spokesman for tree farms. In one of his recorded messages, he explained ” ‘See I’m a tree farmer myself. My […]

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“[By 1903] it hardly mattered that Coca-Cola contained nothing but the merest trace of either drug named in its trademark. People were growing frightened….’Every ingredient [in Coca-Cola] is a poison,’ the Wilson (N.C.) Daily News warned its readers, ‘and not long hence each unhappy victim of this pernicious tipple, like the opium fiend of the […]

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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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From Kitchen Kapers. “Thanksgiving Turkey and Gravy” from Granny’s Drawers: Four Generations of Family Favorites. “Thanksgiving Eve Opossum” from A Taste of the Old and the New. “Sweet Potato Cornbread Stuffing” from Well, Shut My Mouth! The Sweet Potatoes Restaurant Cookbook. “Yams Gone Tipsy” from Favorite Recipes of the Lower Cape Fear. “Mama’s Rolls” “Green […]

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