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“A Meeting of the citizens of Forsyth County, irrespective of party, will be held… to take counsel together on the alarming condition of the country. “South Carolina has seceded from the Union. Commissioners from Alabama and Mississippi are now at our State capital inviting North Carolina to do the same thing. A great question is […]

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Homemade Biscuits from Hallelujah! the welcome table : a lifetime of memories with recipes. Cornmeal Biscuits from Mountain makin’s in the Smokies : a cook book. Viennese Biscuits from What’s cook’n at Biltmore. Cats Head Biscuits from Supper’s at six and we’re not waiting! Orange Biscuits from Carolina cooking. Bertha’s Old Southern Beaten Biscuits from […]

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“The term ["white trash"] came into use before the Civil War. When the English actress Fanny Kemble visited a Georgia plantation in the 1830s, she reported, ‘The slaves themselves entertain the very highest contempt for white servants, whom they designate as “poor white trash.” ’ The term was also in use at that time in […]

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On this day in 1983: Deneen Zezell Graham, a 19-year-old dancer from North Wilkesboro, becomes the first black Miss North Carolina. Here’s what Graham — now Graham-Kerns — is doing these days.  

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“A group of North Carolina businessmen is beginning a most unusual mission in Europe…. The businessmen will travel to England, Holland, Switzerland, Germany and France to confer with industrialists who might be interested in building plants in their state.” – From “North Carolina Turns To Europe as Luring Industry Gets Harder” in the Wall Street […]

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“On July 1, 1863, Alfred Iverson ordered his brigade of North Carolinians across an open field [at Gettysburg]. The soldiers marched in tight formation until Union riflemen suddenly rose from behind a stone wall and opened fire. Five hundred rebels fell dead or wounded ‘on a line as straight as a dress parade,’ Iverson reported. […]

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The 1st day of summer is tomorrow, June 21st.  Time for fresh salads, fruity concoctions, and cool drinks… Summer Celebration Salad from Cooking with berries. Sal’s Summer Vegetable Salad from High Hampton hospitality. Summer Cooler from Pass the plate : the collection from Christ Church. Summer Cake from Tarheels cooking for Ronald’s kids. Summertime Soup […]

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On this day in 1960: Less than a year after losing his title to Ingemar Johansson, Floyd Patterson knocks out Johansson in the fifth round in New York. Patterson, born in Waco in Cleveland County, becomes the first heavyweight champion ever to regain his title. He first won the title in 1956, knocking out Archie […]

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If the arrival of hot, sticky weather has you reminiscing about your days at summer camp, our June Artifacts of the Month are here to feed your nostalgia. This set of items from Camp Pinnacle in Hendersonville was skillfully acquired at a flea market by valued donor and NC Miscellany contributor Lew Powell. It includes […]

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Former Gov. James E. Holshouser Jr., the first Republican to be elected the state’s chief executive in the 20th century, died earlier today. Holshouser was 78. A native of Boone, Holshouser earned his undergraduate degree from Davidson College. After earning a law degree from UNC in 1960, he returned to Watauga County to practice there. […]

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