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On this day in 1929: Touting his program to make N.C. agriculture more diverse and self-sufficient during the coming hard times, Gov. O. Max Gardner invites newspaper editors to a “Live at Home” dinner at the Executive Mansion. Among menu items: oysters from Hyde County, scuppernong juice from the Coastal Plain Test Farm at Willard, […]

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Pat McCrory isn’t the first North Carolina governor to find life in the Executive Mansion less than ideal. In 1969, after Gov. Bob Scott complained about deteriorating conditions in the 1891 behemoth, WBTV in Charlotte issued a call to raze and replace it: “Though Victorian architecture leaned toward the frilly, there are many such buildings […]

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