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On this day in 1889: Greenville, for decades thwarted in its desire for a branch of the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad, eagerly welcomes its first train. The Eastern Reflector will note that “four of our beautiful young ladies” presented the engineer with “a handsome bronzed pair of antlers,” which he proudly mounted on the front […]

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Tom Vincent, records management analyst at the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources, is the latest historian to take on the task of tallying the state’s Civil War monuments (and the first to have compiled a searchable database). . Tom, how many “standing soldier” Confederate monuments have you recorded? Fifty-four, out of a total of 110 […]

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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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“At the time I was making a reputation… I couldn’t go South…. “Greenville was a nice little country town… It became a university place  later, but it was not a place I could take my family. That’s a terrible thing to live with… and I guess John [Coltrane] and [Thelonious] Monk experienced some of the […]

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