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Pat McCrory isn’t the first North Carolina governor to find life in the Executive Mansion less than ideal. In 1969, after Gov. Bob Scott complained about deteriorating conditions in the 1891 behemoth, WBTV in Charlotte issued a call to raze and replace it: “Though Victorian architecture leaned toward the frilly, there are many such buildings […]

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On this day in 1951: WBTV in Charlotte and WFMY-TV in Greensboro carry the state’s first Washington Redskins telecast. The image is grainy black and white and the Redskins lose to the Browns 45-0, but North Carolinians like what they see. The Redskins network was created by team owner George Preston Marshall and sponsored by […]

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On this day in 1945: The day after Hiroshima, country musician Fred Kirby composes “Atomic Power,” the first song to acknowledge “The Bomb.” Billboard magazine calls it “the greatest folk song in 20 years.”¬† The chorus: “Atomic power, atomic power… It was given by the mighty hand of God.” Other versions will outsell¬† the original […]

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