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“The most famous ghost that is said to haunt the shores of North Carolina and pop culture in equal measures is the spirit of Virginia Dare… the New World’s first Christian ‘wild child.’ The sweet babe likely never survived infancy, but her name is immortal. “She has been the subject of numerous romance and supernatural […]

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“In the hands of its literary interpreters, the Roanoke colony… became the literary property of post-Confederate nostalgia, the ‘lost colony’ linked symbolically to the ‘lost cause.’ “In an 1866 novel called ‘Roanoke; or, “Where Is Utopia?” ‘ Calvin H. Wiley, who had been superintendent of public schools in Confederate North Carolina, set the colony’s descendants […]

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— What was his great-great-great grandfather thinking? — A play about Harriet Jacobs, a film about Carl Sandburg. — Death noted: Clyde King, whose long baseball career began with an overnight transformation from Tar Heel to Brooklyn Dodger. — Roadside marker in Fayetteville is state’s first to  recognize a Muslim. — Lost Colony researcher‘s  “two […]

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— Looking for the Lost Colony in all the wrong places? — “Bear hunting highlights Asheville’s cultural divide” — Who you calling “Buddy row“? — How a Confederate veteran did right by five Union dead in Richmond County. — Neogenealogists eager to shepherd black sheep. — Can Vollis Simpson “put Wilson on the map”?

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— Before you pocket that arrowhead…. ….maybe you’ve found the vanished village of Secotan! — Inspired by Bill Ferris, he mined the obits for Southern nicknames that deserve eternal life.  (Unfortunately absent online is the full list that appeared in print.)

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In the July 2009 North Carolina Historical Review, David La Vere, professor of history at UNC Wilmington, argued for taking seriously the “Dare Stone” found near the Chowan River in 1937: “Scholars have dismissed the stone as a forgery, but a closer look shows it might well be what it purports to be: a last […]

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