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On this day in 1905: After commuting a 15-year manslaughter conviction to 6 1/2 years, his last official act, Gov. Charles Brantley Aycock proudly points out to the press his desk’s bare top and empty compartments. It is an appropriate exit for Aycock, who has set records by extending clemency in 458 cases and granting […]

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— Discomposed by historical presentism, Democrats cut ties to Aycock — will Vance be next? — Wilmington’s elegantly downscale Carolina Apartments are remembered for their part in “Blue Velvet.” I was treated to a look inside in 1996, when my wife, Dannye Romine Powell, interviewed artist Claude Howell, who not only lived there but also […]

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