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“Perhaps [no populist politician in the South and West] used barbecue more effectively than Eugene Talmadge, who served three terms as governor of Georgia…. “In 1932 he kicked off his first campaign with a rally in his hometown of McRae. Local farmers donated over 10,000 pounds of pigs and goats, and they were cooked over […]

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“In the important town of Charlotte, North Carolina, I found a white man who owned the comfortable house in which he lived, who had a wife and three half-grown children, and yet had never taken a newspaper in his life. He thought they were handy for wrapping purposes, but he couldn’t see why anybody wanted […]

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Today is the 80th anniversary of the ratification of the 21st Amendment and with it the repeal of Prohibition.  We say alcohol’s not just for drinking. The Lamp Lighter’s Tartufi from Best of the best from North Carolina : selected recipes from North Carolina’s favorite cookbooks. Scotch Steak from Mountain elegance : a collection of […]

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“Correction: An earlier version of this column misstated the title of a 1960s television series named for its star. It was ‘The Andy Griffith Show,’ not ‘The Andy Griffin Show.’ ” — From “Recalling TV’s Golden Age, Stars Pitch Products Tied to Their Shows”  in the New York Times (Dec. 5)  

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“I’m an editor at The Duke Chronicle, and I received a request from a researcher at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Journalism to fill out a survey designed to ‘identify attitudes toward the implementation of monetization of mobile media products.’ Pretty standard stuff in media research these days. But here’s the punch line: it came […]

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The Napoleon death mask in the North Carolina Collection Gallery, described by Nicholas Graham as “what must be the Gallery’s most unexpected holding,” is rare indeed but not unique. In fact, the recent sale of a similar mask and its proposed export from England are causing a minor international incident. Interviewed in June by the […]

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