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Archive for March, 2013

On this day in 1863: Hungry and unable to pay inflated prices, 75 Salisbury women, most of them wives of Confederate soldiers, arm themselves with axes and go in search of hoarded food. The railroad agent turns them away from the depot, claiming he has no flour. They break into a warehouse, taking 10 barrels, […]

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Academics falls outside my usual hodgepodge of interests, but I couldn’t help noticing — hat tip, slate.com — the 2013 World Reputation Rankings published by Times Higher Education. According to the magazine, “The world’s largest invitation-only academic opinion survey [is intended] to provide the definitive list of the top 100 most powerful global university brands…. […]

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St. Patrick’s Salad from Favorite recipes. Irish Pigs in Blanket from The Pantry shelf : 1907-1982. Green Punch from The Charlotte cookbook. Mrs. Coyle’s Irish Bread from Classic cookbook. Top of the Morning Muffins from Pass the plate : the collection from Christ Church. Whiskey Balls from Favorite recipes of the Lower Cape Fear. Whiskey […]

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Last month we did what so many do this time of year: We devoted our attention to college basketball. This month we turn our focus to another group of athletic students who are equally agile but far too often unsung: cheerleaders. This month we bring you not just one but three artifacts, all of them […]

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On this day in 1960: Sen. Sam Ervin explains to Sen. Everett Dirksen, R.-Ill., why he required more information on a point of floor debate: “I am unable to unscrew the inscrutable.”  

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From Favorite recipes. Banana Split Pie from Granny’s drawers : four generations of family favorites. Mile High Pie from Home cookin’. Hamburger Corn Pone Pie from Just like Grandma used to make. Chinese Gooseberry Lime Pie from Columbus County cookbook II. Seaman’s Pie from What’s cook’n at Biltmore. Soda Cracker Pie from High Hampton hospitality. […]

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North Carolina Historic Newspapers recently finalized its list of newspaper titles on microfilm to digitize as part of its partnership with the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). The project’s advisory board met in the fall of 2012 to make a preliminary list of titles based on research value, geographic representation, temporal coverage and other selection […]

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“When I say I want a miracle, I mean by that, I want a good one. All the miracles recorded in the New Testament could have been simulated. A fellow could have pretended to be dead, or blind, or dumb, or deaf…. “I would like to see a miracle like that performed in North Carolina. […]

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“It’s one thing to persuade hipsters in Portland, Ore., or Brooklyn to grow organic — hey, how cool is an artisan radish — in their rooftop gardens. It’s a much tougher push to get Big Ag, made up mostly of stubborn older men, to change its ways. “But imagine if a farmer led the cause […]

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Deer Hunter’s Delight from Buffet Benny’s family cookbook : recipes, stories & poems from the Appalachian Mountains. Sherry Delight from Favorite recipes of the Lower Cape Fear. Broccoli Delight from Love yourself cookbook : easy recipes for one or two. Afternoon Delight Dessert from Granny’s drawers : four generations of family favorites. Delight Cocktail from […]

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