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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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