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  During the greater part of the 20th century, municipalities in North Carolina were empowered to collect their own vehicle taxes — and to issue license plates.  Local officials often saw this as an opportunity to add a unique self-promotional slogan. If you’re advertising Apex, nobody’s likely to beat you to the title of “Peak […]

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. As early as 1913, North Carolina municipalities were empowered to collect local taxes by issuing license plates. The most recent I’ve seen: Blowing Rock 2010. Most only named the town, but some took the opportunity to self-promote. Take that, Wilson and Tarboro and Rocky Mount!  

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— “Ruth’s hit carried at least 600 feet…  certainly a record that will stand for all time in Winston-Salem.” — Amnesia? A faked death? Or what? — “A preservationist by nature” from Durham blows his Maine chance. — Scavenged from Monitor repair job — and turned into a doll cradle! — So what comes after […]

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