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When freezing temperatures dig in, as they did last week and undoubtedly will again before this winter is through, it’s helpful to remember that we’re not the first generation of North Carolinians to know what ice looks like. Our January Artifact of the Month is a pair of ice skates that belonged to Pittsboro native […]

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“North Cack n. (Southern sl.) new school “1. North Carolina. (var. North Caclalacka/Cackalacky/Click/Clicky, N. Cee) “ex: ‘I’m about to make this run to North Cack.’ ” —  From “Street Talk: Da Official Guide to Hip-Hop & Urban Slanguage” by Randy Kearse (2006) According to a feature in Saturday’s New York Times, “Mr. Kearse, 45, went […]

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Cackalacky

Even though we pride ourselves on our knowledge of the history and culture of “North Cackalacky,” when it comes to this unusual nickname, we’re absolutely stumped. We’d heard the name for years, and it seems to be pretty widespread, be we can’t figure out where in the world it came from. We tried the usual […]

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