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“In 1986, a state proposal to erect a historical marker [to recognize the 1929 Loray Mill strike] failed because Gastonia officials objected to the wording. “They wanted to omit any mention of the deaths in the strike and include a reference about local citizens defeating ‘the first Communist efforts to control southern textiles.’ The state […]

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John “Buddy” Lewis, onetime Washington Senators slugger, died last week in his native Gastonia. At 94 Lewis was the 11th oldest living major league baseball player — and the only one whose career had begun before 1936. (Second-oldest: 98-year-old Clarence “Ace” Parker, Duke’s two-sport star.) Lewis’s chronic weakness was fielding. Before the Senators exiled him […]

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– Gastonia native “strengthens her already credible claim to the title of best living American writer.” — Greensboro praised (?) as “that true American anomaly ā€“ a place where there seem to be more people writing serious books than reading them.” — Much to applaud, per usual, about Mary Chapin Carpenter‘s country-and-Eastern show last night […]

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“It was in the textile mills of North Carolina [in 1934 that Martha Gellhorn, a 25-year-old investigator for the Federal Emergency Relief Administration] found the writing voice she had been looking for. It was clear and simple, a careful selection of scenes and quotes…. What made it her own was the tone, the barely contained […]

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