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On this day in 1834: Just down the street from the Capitol, Rep. Robert Potter of Granville County loses $2,800 in a card game. Pulling a pistol and a knife, he pockets the pot and exits. A week later, Potter will be expelled for reflecting discredit on the legislature. Previously, however, his colleagues had been […]

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— Greensboro to Wilmington by boat? — Reared in Granville County, he was Tennessee’s wealthiest free black — and a slaveholder. — The before and after life of a 1956 National Science Fair winner. — Tobacco heritage may be embarrassment to baseball¬† in Tampa, but not in Wilson. — On eve of labor landmark’s demolition, […]

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