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— Eastern North Carolina: Birthplace of the front porch?

— From the Prelinger Archives, an earnestly hokey look at “Southern Highlanders.”

— If only Tony Bennett had left his heart in Wilmington….

— What a coincidence — Bigfoot’s eyes are the color of Zagnuts!

When view from sidelines becomes too painful….

“In Chapel Hill, N.C., after grimly watching his school’s football team drop three games in a row, University of North Carolina Cheer Leader Harry Benton Thorp turned in his megaphone, reported to the coach as a team candidate.”

— From Time magazine, Nov. 17, 1952