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On this day in 1927: The musical version of Edna Ferber’s novel “Show Boat” debuts at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York. Ferber researched “Show Boat” not on the Mississippi River but on the N.C. coast — she had never even laid eyes on the Mississippi. She heard about the James Adams Floating Theatre, a […]

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The widely noted death of Frank Buckles made me wonder: Who was North Carolina’s last surviving veteran of World War I? Depending on how strictly you define “North Carolina’s” and “World War I,” he seems to have been either — David Samuel “Tex” Little,  born in Catawba but moved to Texas after the war and […]

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