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On this day in 1836: A new element appears in North Carolinians’ celebration of the Fourth of July — the “occasional popping of squibs,” as the Tarboro Free Press refers to firecrackers.  

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Last Friday, after 190 years, 2 months, and 5 days, the Daily Southerner of Tarboro ceased publication. The publication put down roots in Tarboro after editor and founder George Howard moved the paper from Halifax in 1826. North Carolina Historic Newspapers has digitized issues of the Tarboro’ Press (and its successors under different titles) from […]

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