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Archive for February 22nd, 2013

The UNC-Chapel Hill student newspaper printed its first issue on February 23, 1893. The Tar Heel‘s editors explained that the paper, issued every Thursday morning, would include “a summary of all occurrences in the University and village of Chapel Hill.” The paper vowed to cover UNC sports, “all society news, personals and every subject of […]

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A Good Basic Layer Cake from Favorite Recipes of the Lower Cape Fear. Basic Biscuits and… Basic Muffins from Good Eatin’ from Duke Memorial United Methodist Church, Durham, North Carolina. Basic Quiche from Just Like Grandma Used to Make. Basic Chicken Stock from Well, Shut My Mouth! The Sweet Potatoes Restaurant Cookbook. Basic Pie Crust […]

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Today’s Google doodle commemorates the birthday of author and illustrator Edward Gorey. Gorey, whose odd but simple stories and gothic illustrations remain quite popular today, designed book covers early in his career. His iconic artworks grace the covers of a series of paperbacks published by Anchor Books. The wide-ranging series includes authors from Chaucer to […]

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“In 1913, tobacco worker William Darnell, attempting to build a house on a corner lot at Eleventh Street and Highland Avenue, was arrested because he was black and all the other residents on the street were white. The legal case that ensued [challenging Winston-Salem’s residential segregation law]  speaks to the behind-the-scenes power of R.J.R. to […]

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