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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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– Gastonia native “strengthens her already credible claim to the title of best living American writer.” – Greensboro praised (?) as “that true American anomaly – 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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– Turnstiles yet to whirl dervishly at new museums in Charlotte and Greensboro. – Am I the only one left unenlightened by this compare-and-contrast of addled Gainesville preacher and martyred Gastonia striker? – Theme of Sunday’s L.A. Times syndicated crossword puzzle: “The Long and Short of It – A long E sound in familiar phrases is […]

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