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On this day in 1974: In a landmark union election, J.P. Stevens employees in seven Roanoke Rapids mills vote to be represented by the Textile Workers Union of America: 1,685 for the union, 1,448 against. North Carolina’s AFL-CIO President Wilbur Hobby proclaims “a new day in Dixie. J.P. first, the textile industry second and then […]

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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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