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– Unlike similar small-town shrines to Jimmy Stewart and Clark Gable, the Ava Gardner Museum is achieving at least modest success — thanks to Frank? — Confederate money had its day. — Eleanor Roosevelt slept here, Ike and Tina fought there. — Yadkin Trail marker overgrown but not overlooked. — Derek Jeter, 3,004 hits ago. […]

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Among the disappointed underbidders at the recent Debbie Reynolds memorabilia¬† auction was the Ava Gardner Museum in Smithfield. According to Donna Bailey-Taylor, acting director, the nurse’s uniform Gardner wore in “The Sun Also Rises” fetched $2,500 (plus premium), $1,000 past the museum’s limit. The museum had already returned to the Reynolds collection several items on […]

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“Henry McNeal Turner, chaplain of a black regiment, described a scene in May 1865, as African American troops marched with the victorious Union armies through North Carolina. Leaving Raleigh, Turner’s regiment reached the town of Smithfield, where they encountered a burned bridge and no other way to cross a river than to remove their clothes […]

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