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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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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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“If the United States had an official sport, what would it be? Baseball can call itself the national pastime until the sun burns out, but the correct answer is good old American football…. “But what if you had to assign one sport to each state, and could use each of those sports just once? How […]

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The awarding of a Nobel Prize to Peter Higgs yesterday marked the recognition of a lifetime’s effort to understand how particles acquire mass. The English theoretical physicist is the namesake for the Higgs boson, known commonly as the “God particle,” the sub-atomic particle that gives mass to other particles. Higgs did some of his early […]

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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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The History of Capitol Bean Soup from Capitol cook book : with best wishes from Congressman James T. Broyhill. Congressman Howard Coble’s Favorite Breakfast Pork Brains’n Eggs…A Southern Delight from Capitol cook book : with best wishes from Congressman James T. Broyhill. Dee’s Dip with Belgian Endive from Congressional cook book. Bobbi Fiedler’s Cocktail Meat […]

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Would it surprise you to learn that North Carolina online news consumers are disproportionately attached to USA Today, Fox News, Time and Huffington Post? The explanation of how this was determined is neither simple, intuitive nor entirely persuasive…. but interesting. (Hat tip, Poynter.)  

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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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