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If you’ve turned on a TV in North Carolina, you are probably familiar with our state’s public television station, UNC-TV.  The network’s original station – WUNC-TV, Channel 4 in Chapel Hill – signed on the air January 8, 1955.  Initially operating on three different campuses (Chapel Hill, Raleigh, and Greensboro), the station would continue to […]

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1. True or false: At the time of George Washington’s inauguration in 1789, North Carolina had yet to ratify the Constitution. 2. A panel of journalists and historians assembled by the Associated Press ranked what three events as the top stories of 20th century North Carolina? 3. In what sport does Whoopdedoo represent North Carolina’s […]

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  Hats off to the enthusiastic sign maker, but the 1936 Republican presidential ticket foundered both nationally and in North Carolina. Alf Landon, Kansas governor, and Frank Knox, Chicago newspaper publisher, won only Maine and Vermont against incumbents Franklin D. Roosevelt and John Nance Garner. In 1928 Harden, co-founder of Alamance County’s short-lived streetcar system […]

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As renovations on the brick walkways in the “The Pit” and surrounding areas (Lenoir Hall, Davis Library, Graham Student Union, and Student Stores) continue through the summer, ground is regularly being uncovered that has literally “not seen the light of day” for numerous decades.  During my 10 years as the Photographic Materials Processing Archivist for […]

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“Blacks in the Tar Heel State were at the heart of [Marcus Garvey‘s Universal Negro Improvement Association]. During the 1920 UNIA Convention in New York, a minister from Nash County gave a report about the ‘injustices and other troubles of our people’ and blamed the ‘complete submission and subserviency to the white man and his […]

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1. With what other state does North Carolina share the subject of its statehood quarter? 2. Name the three largest “-boros” in North Carolina. 3. True or false: The first use of “redneck” noted by the Oxford English Dictionary, in 1830, referred to North Carolinians. 4. What musician — a graduate of Laurinburg Institute in […]

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Quite a big deal it was in 1987, when Charlotte Douglas International Airport was awarded its first nonstop transatlantic passenger service. Piedmont Airlines even commissioned this ambitiously-detailed souvenir tin box, made in England, to celebrate the Gatwick connection.  

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1. What is Carolina muddle? 2. In Look magazine’s 1956 issue on “The South vs. the Supreme Court,” what North Carolinian contributed “The Case for Segregation”? 3. “To such an open declaration by the Marion businessmen that they will assist Capital to choke Labor, can there, on the part of workers, be any conceivable answer […]

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  “Ervin got his first taste of corrupt politics in 1926 when he ran for district solicitor, the equivalent in most states of prosecutor. It was the first time he had sought elective office on his own, and the only time he was ever beaten. It was apparent to Ervin’s supporters that he lost the […]

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1. True or false: More than one in four of the Americans named Zeb live in North Carolina. 2. Sherwood Anderson based his 1932 novel “Beyond Desire” on what N.C. event? 3. What late U.S. senator was born in North Carolina as Cornelius Calvin Sale Jr.? 4. What 17-year-old gave up painting and turned to […]

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