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Today is the 75th birthday of Wilmington (Leland) native Charlie Daniels, whose long country-musical career accelerated with the release of “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” in 1979. Especially in its early years, promoters of appearances by the Charlie Daniels Band often created their own backstage passes. Here’s a sampling.

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–  “Yes, Dear, a Battleship; No, Dear, I’m Cold-Sober” – Ken Burns missed quite a scene at the Eureka Saloon. – $30 for a year’s worth of “Freedom, Sacrifice, Memory.” – Memphis, Gibson. Nashville, Fender. Asheville, Moog. – “We wish to negotiate with you about the Bodys of the twins….”    

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It bombed at the box office, but this 1984 sci-fi thriller marked the beginning of Wilmington’s lively movie industry. Pictured: Pinback button depicting 9-year-old Drew Barrymore, probably worn by staff in moviehouses or video rental stores.  

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– Captured battle flags returning to N.C. coast  (and not everybody is happy about it). – Tidbits of Tar Heelia tucked in David McCullough’s latest. – For Colored Agricultural Fair, “The whole city participated, just like Bele Chere.” – Nitrate negatives yield a (slow-loading) gallery of “Old Wilmington Mystery Photos.” – Who would steal Mitch […]

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“At 19.58 hours on 30 Jul, 1942, the unescorted Cranford was hit by one torpedo  from U-155 about 250 miles east-southeast of Barbados, as she was proceeding on a nonevasive course at 8.6 knots because of a lack of fuel and daylight conditions.   “The torpedo struck on the starboard side between #2 and #3 […]

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– Greensboro to Wilmington by boat? – Reared in Granville County, he was Tennessee’s wealthiest free black – and a slaveholder. – The before and after life of a 1956 National Science Fair winner. – Tobacco heritage may be embarrassment to baseball  in Tampa, but not in Wilson. – On eve of labor landmark’s demolition, […]

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“North Carolina was one of the last states in the Union [preventing] Jews from holding public office. “After [Rabbi Isaac Leeser of Philadelphia] encouraged Wilmington Jews to challenge this prohibition, they took up the cause, circulating a petition and running an ad in the local newspaper calling on the state legislature to repeal it.  In […]

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– “Like no-one else’s, Mr. Taylor’s music distills a primal American yearning that can never be completely satisfied….” – Descendant adds color to “Arrangement in Black and White.” – “He will not be hanged until the mail train comes through tomorrow.” – Lost Cause was lost on W. J. Cash. – “We left Wilmington… to […]

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– Reconsidering North Carolina’s oldest known landscape photo. – “It certainly would be nice to have another Ohio native become part of our basketball program here at Chapel Hill.” – Bellum Charleston’s elite retreat. (Are East Flat Rock, Savannah and the Masters  “actually part of Charleston”? ) – Great-grandpa sends a Tweet from Gettysburg. – […]

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“Two weeks after the Civil War ended, N. J. Bell, a railroad conductor, enjoyed a layover in Wilmington, North Carolina. A small boy and a little girl who lived on the edge of the railyard came up to him asking for something to eat. He gave them whatever bread and meat they could carry away. […]

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