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“In Greensboro, North Carolina, Nixon told his audience that he had a unique understanding of their difficult problem, meaning the race issue, because of the three years he had spent in their midst at Duke University Law School. He talked little about civil rights but spoke extensively about the Democrats’ threats to use federal authority […]

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“…I was lecturing in North Carolina when your letter arrived  — which reminds me that some of the Negro leaders in Greensboro… are so timid that they are not accepting as fast the new responsibilities of freedom as they might, which of course they rationalize as the sole fault of white people. Fortunately, this is […]

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“Communities in Virginia, the Carolinas and Georgia watched as huge crowds of local blacks gathered at railroad stations to await transportation to the Mississippi Delta, the Louisiana rice or sugar fields, or the turpentine camps of the piney woods. ” ‘At the depot an interesting spectacle presented itself in the huge mass of luggage piled […]

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“Most frustrating…  is that everyone who comes to this museum has to be taken on a guided tour; no one can explore the galleries, exhibits and artifacts at their own pace. While the docents are usually well trained and work from thorough scripts, visitors get only one interpretive angle …. “Why is the museum insisting […]

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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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— Remembering “the blackest white man in Greensboro.” Hat tip to YES! Weekly for having mined the memory of the remarkable Hal Sieber even as he fell further and further from the public eye. — Sharyn McCrumb visits Wilkes County, finds “Wuthering Heights.” — Update: The eBayer selling that Confederate veterans badge voided auction results […]

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“Roger’s long torturous season [1961, in which he hit a record 61 homers] was over…He had committed to a traveling, postseason home-run-derby exhibition that also featured Harmon Killebrew and Jim Gentile…. He had a miserable experience. Again, the press was at the heart of his problems. Gentile recalls: ” ‘We went to Wilson, Raleigh-Durham, Greensboro […]

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— Egyptian billionaire once washed dishes at Raleigh pizzeria. — Still relying on MSM for your latest UFO sightings? — Jim Schlosser returns to action with tour of Greensboro’s “ghost signs.” — Dairi-O, R.I.P.

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— If Western North Carolina was so big on Unionism, why weren’t its legislators? — 18th century “stone” dollhouse from defunct Old Salem Toy Museum blows away auction estimate. — I hadn’t realized that Pearl Fryar, the topiary wizard (and movie star) of Bishopville, S.C., had such extensive roots in Clinton and Durham. And he’s […]

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— Amy Sedaris says no thanks to North Carolina  turkey feathers. — Before the Stevens Center was the Stevens Center…. — Discovery Channel sees a Whiteville man about a log. — Baba Ram Dass: My son, the Greensboro capitalist.

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