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“Mickey Rooney has made a TV spot urging support of the Bakkers, the former PTL evangelists and proprietors of the collapsing Heritage USA…. ” ‘Won’t you call Jim and Tammy now?’ Rooney says. ‘They need your friendship’…. “What you get for the price of your long-distance call is a two-minute recorded message from the Bakkers […]

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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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“They used to write in my studio bios that I was the daughter of a cotton farmer from Chapel Hill. Hell, baby, I was born on a tenant farm in Grabtown. How’s that grab ya? Grabtown, North Carolina. And it looks exactly the way it sounds. “I should have stayed there. The ones who never […]

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Among the disappointed underbidders at the recent Debbie Reynolds memorabilia  auction was the Ava Gardner Museum in Smithfield. According to Donna Bailey-Taylor, acting director, the nurse’s uniform Gardner wore in “The Sun Also Rises” fetched $2,500 (plus premium), $1,000 past the museum’s limit. The museum had already returned to the Reynolds collection several items on […]

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