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“Thomas Edison Westall and his family are living in an aluminum alloy house built in his spare time. The mechanical engineer thinks it may be the house of tomorrow. “The odd house sits in the shadow of the Blue Ridge mountains a few miles from Marion [N.C.]. It is air-conditioned. It is dust-proof. It has […]

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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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