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Thanks to Linton Weeks at NPR for these two North Carolina examples of the mostly forgotten tradition of Christmas pranks: — “Early on Dec. 25, 1953, the town of Stony Point, N.C., was rocked by an explosion near the railroad tracks that woke local folks and shattered store windows. According to the Statesville, N.C., Daily […]

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Image from On campus cookbook. Cheese Fondue from From coastal Carolina cupboards. Shrimp Fondue Dip from Rush hour superchef! : with step-by-step menus. Tomato and Cheese Fondue from The country gourmet cookbook. Swiss Fondue from Cook book. Tuna Fondue from Historic Moores Creek cook book : a collection of old and new recipes.

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“On November 29, 2014, I received a phone call from an officer of the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission named John Beardsley. He was investigating a missing boater, he said, and explained that some duck hunters had found a canoe and that my phone number had turned up among the gear in the boat. He […]

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Did you see this morning’s rave in the New York Times over the Tar Heels’ argyle-accented basketball and football uniforms? The Times noted that Dean Smith’s eye initially had been caught by Alexander Julian’s award-winning pin-striping of the NBA Charlotte Hornets in 1988. Not mentioned, however, was Julian’s less well received work for the minor-league […]

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Several new titles just added to “New in the North Carolina Collection.” To see the full list simply click on the link in the entry or click on the “New in the North Carolina Collection” tab at the top of the page. As always, full citations for all the new titles can be found in […]

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Turkey Timbales from Recipes for gourmet eating : a compilation of favorite tested recipes of housewives of Greenville and out of town friends. Tokyo Turkey Toss from Company’s coming : a recipe collection from North Carolinians who enjoy company coming. Grapefruit and Turkey Salad from What’s left is right : what to do with leftovers […]

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Chiffon Pumpkin Pie from Out of our league. Mother’s Shredded Sweet Potato Pie from Supper’s at six and we’re not waiting! Pumpkin Pie from The Charlotte cookbook. Creamy Sweet Potato Pie from Granny’s drawers : four generations of family favorites. Cream Cheese Pumpkin Pie from A dash of Down East. Sweet Potato Pie with Spices […]

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Several new titles just added to “New in the North Carolina Collection.” To see the full list simply click on the link in the entry or click on the “New in the North Carolina Collection” tab at the top of the page. As always, full citations for all the new titles can be found in […]

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Tomorrow is National Pickle Day.  Try out one of these recipes to celebrate. Image from Favorite recipes. Chunk Pickles from The Farmville cook book. Yellow Squash Pickles from Heavenly delights. Chopped Raw Pickle from Körner’s Folly cookbook. Hot Green Tomato Pickles from What’s cookin’? in 1822. Dill Pickles from The Charlotte cookbook. Cinnamon Bud Pickles […]

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Nicholas Graham’s revelation of Carrboro’s backstory — how UNC president and chemist Francis P. Venable gratefully  handed over title to the town’s name to the way less modest Julian Shakespeare Carr — reminded me of other instances in which North Carolina’s intent to honor the intelligentsia proved challenging: — Conover is named for the Italian […]

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