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” ‘Mark Twain’ was the nom de plume of one Captain Isaiah Sellers, [an Iredell County native] who used to write river news over it for the New Orleans Picayune: he died in 1863 and as he could no longer need that signature, I laid violent hands upon it without asking permission of the proprietor’s remains. That is the […]

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“CAIRO — What’s this? Egypt’s new Islamist leaders want to raze the Great Pyramids, scratch away the images on the death masks of the pharaohs, maybe even wipe the grin off what is left of the face of the Sphinx? “Someone who reads a lot of right-wing blogs in the United States these days might […]

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Among the achievements of Salisbury native Archibald Henderson, the wide-ranging UNC mathematician (polymathematician?), were major biographies of George Bernard Shaw and Mark Twain. Henderson (1877-1963) once had the opportunity to introduce the two to each other. “There was the greatest world’s greatest wit and the world’s greatest humorist, meeting face to face,” he recalled, “and […]

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– Sorry, Mr. Larsson, but Asheville readers prefer “Mayhem in Mayberry.” — In Charlotte, Mark Twain flap has familiar ring. — From a recently surfaced collection of Civil War pencil sketches (scroll down), 43 depicting North Carolina. — “Firestarter” II?

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