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“In the years after Harper Lee published To Kill a Mockingbird in 1960, the beloved, moral patriarch Atticus Finch became a cultural icon. Some people were inspired to become lawyers because of Atticus. And some named their children after him…. So how do parents who named their kids Atticus feel [now]?… “[When] John Edgerton and his wife […]

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— Sorry, Mr. Larsson, but Asheville readers prefer “Mayhem in Mayberry.” — In Charlotte, Mark Twain flap has familiar ring. — From a recently surfaced collection of Civil War pencil sketches (scroll down), 43 depicting North Carolina. — “Firestarter” II?

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— North Carolina’s infamously swiped copy of the Declaration of Independence, which rated a chapter in “Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World’s Stolen Treasures,” graduates to a whole book in “Lost Rights: The Misadventures of a Stolen American Relic.” (Coming soon, a major motion picture?) — UNC Chapel Hill historian Marcie Cohen […]

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