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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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Unsettling news indeed: The “well-being” of North Carolinians reportedly ranks 36th in the nation. Gallup’s composite index weighs 20 factors, such as stress, obesity, job satisfaction, nighttime safety, happiness…. Happiness? Tar Heels come up short in happiness? Why, it hasn’t been that long ago — the ’70s, actually — that John Shelton Reed was explaining […]

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On this day in 1865: Prisoner of war A.O. Abbott, first lieutenant in the 1st N.Y. Dragoons, recalls his release in Wilmington: “We laughed, cried, hurrahed, hugged, kissed, rolled in the sand, and — rejoiced generally. Many declared it was the happiest day of their lives. “The 6th Connecticut was encamped on the bank of […]

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— Death noted: Country singer Charlie Louvin, 83, last of the two Louvin Brothers and first cousin of esteemed Durham native John D. Loudermilk. Charlie and Ira were in fact born Loudermilks, but found the handle too long for career purposes. — Among the “All-time most popular” reader queries to the Star-News’  MyReporter.com is “Will […]

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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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— Never the twain shall meet — except in the Barbecue Battle Box. — Appalachia without “feisty Grannies.” — Artist’s scissors await donated  Confederate flags. — iPhone tosses lifeline to Cherokee language. — Bamboo pickles no longer a Wilkes County secret. — Wilmington welcomes  “Blue Velvet” reunion. — “We’re not a secret society. We’re a […]

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