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— In Winston-Salem the first rough draft of history gets ever rougher. Cue the bagpipes. — Literary world rocked by dispute over rights to “Me and My Likker.” — Synergistic centennial in Denton: Last of furniture stores that doubled as funeral parlors? — And it wouldn’t be Christmas in the Lower Cape Fear if you […]

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Accepting journalism as “the first rough draft of history” (whoever first called it that) may have made me too forgiving of my lapses as a newspaperman. The cause was often  simple carelessness, rather than deadline pressure. But am I being unfair to hold academics and other historians to a higher standard of precision? I raise […]

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