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Archive for October, 2013

Spell-Binders from Mountain elegance : a collection of favorite recipes. Brains from The young housewife’s counsellor and friend : containing directions in every department of housekeeping; including the duties of wife and mother. Gypsies Arm from Classic cookbook. Bull’s-Eye Meatballs from Company’s coming : a recipe collection from North Carolinians who enjoy company coming. Carmel […]

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In addition to the previously mentioned  “Uncle Joe” Cannon (1923), Henry L. Stevens Jr. (1932) and Frank McNinch (1938), these Time magazine cover subjects are among those with various degrees of rootedness in North Carolina: Wallace Wade, Duke football coach (1937). The cover line, noting the South’s newfound football prowess, was classic Timespeak: “Southward the course of […]

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In media eras past, fame was indisputably validated by getting your picture on the cover of Time magazine (not to be confused, of course, with getting it on “The Cover of the Rolling Stone.”) Although the debut cover of Time (March 3, 1923) depicted a Guilford County native — former House Speaker “Uncle Joe” Cannon of […]

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Our October Artifact of the Month serves as an important reminder: Hollywood dazzle aside, the impulse to turn a two-dimensional image into a three-dimensional experience is nothing new. The artifact in question, a 19th-century stereoscope, comes from the collection of the NCC Photographic Archives. The stereoscope gives the illusion of depth to a side-by-side pair […]

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On this day in 1882: Presbyterian minister Joseph Wilson, father of Woodrow Wilson, laments in a letter to his son the demands of his latest flock: “My work here in Wilmington seems to be done, and I think I see evidences amongst the people that some of them think so too. Yet I never preached […]

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On this day in 1979: “Dare County deputies collected more than two dozen inner tubes filled with between 700 and 1,000 pounds of the drug hashish along area beaches. While the source of the inner tubes was unknown, Drug Enforcement Administration officials estimated the value of the substance at $1,600 a pound… “Over a three-day […]

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Pat McCrory isn’t the first North Carolina governor to find life in the Executive Mansion less than ideal. In 1969, after Gov. Bob Scott complained about deteriorating conditions in the 1891 behemoth, WBTV in Charlotte issued a call to raze and replace it: “Though Victorian architecture leaned toward the frilly, there are many such buildings […]

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“In bluegrass circles, it is being called ‘The Moment,’ and some of the people who saw it wept. I heard about it from Gillian Welch. It involved the master guitar player Tony Rice, who was giving a speech late last month in Raleigh, North Carolina, on the occasion of being inducted into the International Bluegrass […]

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In 1925 sculptor Gutzon Borglum, who would later become famous for Mount Rushmore, proposed carving an enormous memorial to Confederate heroes Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis and Stonewall Jackson on the cliffs at Chimney Rock above Lake Lure. Borglum, who had become estranged from sponsors of a similar memorial he had already begun at Stone […]

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The second Friday of October marks World Egg Day.  So pull out that carton of eggs and get to celebrating.  Interested in finding out more about World Egg Day?  Check out the International Egg Commission for the answers to all your inquiries. Beauregarde Eggs from The Raleigh cook book. Cheesy Egg Pizza from Welkom : Terra Ceia cookbook III, […]

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