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On this day in 1920: Without warning, women show up at all Democratic precinct meetings in Raleigh and read statements demanding they be allowed to participate. Elsie Riddick, assistant executive secretary to the N.C. Corporation Commission, contends that since 35 states have already ratified the Nineteenth Amendment “and it is a certainty that we will […]

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– Break-in at Central Prison! — Muskogee, Paducah or Chapel Hill? — Reel-to-reel of MLK in Winston-Salem makes digital debut. — Sorry, just couldn’t resist writing “Dateline: Spearfish.” — Would historic Skyco be better remembered if it didn’t have to share its name with a mobile home builder, a paragliding outfitter and a supplier of […]

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On this day in 1816: Responding to a letter from Sen. Nathaniel Macon of North Carolina, Thomas Jefferson offers his opinion “On the subject of the statue of George Washington, which the legislature of North Carolina has ordered to be procured, and set up in their Capitol.” Jefferson, retired at Monticello at age 73, proposes […]

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“This week in Raleigh, N.C. the newest major art museum in the U.S., and the first to have a collection fully subsidized by state funds, opens its doors with more than a million dollars’ worth of paintings already hanging on its walls…. “On a preview visit Art News Editor Alfred Frankfurter pronounced the results to […]

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More phrase-frequency charts from Google Books Ngram Reader: — Chapel Hill vs. Raleigh and Durham — Variety Vacationland. Tourism promotion not a priority during World War II? — Billy Graham vs. Jim Bakker. No contest, even during the glory run of PTL. — North Carolina vs. South Carolina. South Carolina’s spike in the early 1700s […]

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On this day in 1913: As part of his proclaimed Good Roads Days, Gov. Locke Craig, clad in overalls, takes up a shovel on a Buncombe County work crew. Craig’s call for two days of volunteer maintenance on the state’s dirt roads elicits mixed response. In Guilford County more than 1,000 men show up; students […]

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Until recently I knew only about Charlotte’s Brooklyn neighborhood, not about Raleigh’s or Wilmington’s. Is this nomencluster anything more than coincidence? Does the name appear elsewhere in North Carolina? (If so, it avoided Michael Hill’s exhaustive expansion of the Gazetteer.) The Brooklyn (New York) Public Library offers this entertaining look at its “Brooklyn (non New […]

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