Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for the ‘Just A Bite’ Category

Now about the editor’s note and the ‘small southern college’—if you see anyone who has also read the note, for God’s sake make plain what I think you understand already—that I had nothing to do with it and didn’t see it until it was published. I do not deny that I may be capable of […]

Read Full Post »

“WILKESBORO, N.C.—Each month, Irene Triplett collects $73.13 from the Department of Veterans Affairs, a pension payment for her father’s military service — in the Civil War. “More than 3 million men fought and 530,000 men died in the conflict between North and South. Pvt. Mose Triplett joined the rebels, deserted on the road to Gettysburg, […]

Read Full Post »

“Seven African-American students, all studying on a predominantly white college campus in 1969, took to the roof of a classroom building. They called for equal treatment.  Instead, a call went out for the police…. “The decision to take over a Belmont Abbey campus building came amid unrest at home over the Vietnam War and the Civil […]

Read Full Post »

“Antonio Rodriguez, a coastal geology professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and his colleagues spent 15 years measuring oyster reefs in intertidal zones on the Carolinian coast. In a study released this week, the team reports that, over the years, these reefs have grown at a pace that would match any […]

Read Full Post »

“In modern America, anyone who attempts to write satirically about the events of the day finds it difficult to concoct a situation so bizarre that it may not actually come to pass while his article is still on the presses.” – The “(Harry) Golden Rule,” as posited by New Yorker writer Calvin Trillin High on […]

Read Full Post »

“Actor Efrem Zimbalist Jr. testified Monday [in Charlotte] that the PTL board of directors, on which he once served, was little more than a rubber stamp for television evangelist Jim Bakker. ” ‘It was called a board of directors, but at no time did it operate like one,’ said Zimbalist, star of ‘The FBI’ television […]

Read Full Post »

“Lewis Mumford wrote that, in a city, ‘Time becomes visible.’ Not, it would appear, in Raleigh, North Carolina, where a city board has just decided that a rather discreet and understated modern house might need to be torn down because it damages the ambience of a historic district, which is to say it destroys the […]

Read Full Post »

“Much is said of the hypocrisy of the South. I found but little of it anywhere. The North-Carolinian calls himself a Unionist, but he makes no special pretence of love for the Union. “He desires many favors, but he asks them generally on the ground that he hated the Secessionists. He expects the nation to […]

Read Full Post »

“During the first third of the Nineteenth Century… thousands of North Carolinians moved to the new territories and states beyond the mountains every year. The 1830s was the decade of heaviest migration; 32 of the states 68 counties actually lost population, and the increase for the whole state was only 2.5 percent, despite the fact […]

Read Full Post »

“A Yankee peddler [was] usually regarded with deep suspicion. (He might be an abolitionist spy “tampering” with the slaves.)…. “In 1839 in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, one Charles Fife from Connecticut was suspected of trading with blacks. The offense could not be proved in court, so some young men of the village gave him a […]

Read Full Post »

« Newer Posts - Older Posts »