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“It’s unfortunate to begin “Cooked” [by Michael Pollan] with a section about fire, since the world of barbecue is such a world of showboating. In this realm, ‘O.K., but that’s not barbecue,’ is a serious insult, and Ed Mitchell, who ‘just might be the first pit master to have handlers,’ refers to his own biography […]

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“[By 1903] it hardly mattered that Coca-Cola contained nothing but the merest trace of either drug named in its trademark. People were growing frightened….’Every ingredient [in Coca-Cola] is a poison,’ the Wilson (N.C.) Daily News warned its readers, ‘and not long hence each unhappy victim of this pernicious tipple, like the opium fiend of the […]

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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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“Roger’s long torturous season [1961, in which he hit a record 61 homers] was over…He had committed to a traveling, postseason home-run-derby exhibition that also featured Harmon Killebrew and Jim Gentile…. He had a miserable experience. Again, the press was at the heart of his problems. Gentile recalls: ” ‘We went to Wilson, Raleigh-Durham, Greensboro […]

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“For years, whenever I returned to New York from visits to North Carolina and failed to bubble with enthusiasm while reporting on my barbecue eating to the displaced Carolinians I knew, they would question me about precisely where in the state I had been. “Then they’d solemnly inform me that I had eaten west of […]

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– Looking for the Lost Colony in all the wrong places? – “Bear hunting highlights Asheville’s cultural divide” – Who you calling “Buddy row“? – How a Confederate veteran did right by five Union dead in Richmond County. – Neogenealogists eager to shepherd black sheep. – Can Vollis Simpson “put Wilson on the map”?

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