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On this day in 1929: Only a day old, the State Highway Patrol suffers its first fatality: G.I. Thompson, stationed in Marion, dies when his motorcycle collides with a truck. The patrol will begin switching to cars in 1935.

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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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– “Like driving a Prius down Tobacco Road”? – Found: Scrapbook recording Marion textile strike of 1929. – Barbecue: Touchy topic or “community builder”? – Veteran protester chains self to Bradford pear (!). – Death noted: creator of Bojangles’ biscuits. Same week, chain opens first store in D.C.

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