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Archive for February, 2019

Sharing a plug for the annual Greensboro show of the American Political Items Collectors (of which I am a member): “More than 50 tables of political buttons, campaign posters, presidential souvenirs, advertising pinbacks, Civil War militaria, vintage photographs, postcards, anti-war, social justice, women’s suffrage, sports, and cause-related, and pop culture collectibles will be available to […]

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Bailey, a town of 500-plus in Nash County, has been the museum’s home since its founding in 1967 by Josephine E. Newell, seventh in a line of country doctors. In 2003, however, local volunteers turned over stewardship to the Medical Foundation of East Carolina University. Mecklenburg County has its own – much smaller — Mint […]

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Word seems not to have reached the decal factory that the chickadee’s reign as state bird was short indeed. Ten years later the cardinal was chosen and to date has not been challenged.

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  “For months, an electronic billboard on Interstate 40-85 east of Greensboro said ‘Repeal HB2.’“Now that House Bill 2 has been repealed and replaced by a new state law, the billboard’s message has also been replaced: ‘Never Compromise On Civil Rights.’“The billboard is owned by Bob Page, the outspoken CEO of Replacements, Ltd., a company […]

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“Nearly forgotten, Dr. King spoke in Raleigh to an integrated audience of about 5,000 at Reynolds Coliseum at 4 p.m. on July 31, 1966. A counter-protest began two hours earlier with speeches at Memorial Auditorium and continued with a march by members from two factions of the Ku Klux Klan…. “King spoke against ‘Black supremacy’ […]

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Several new titles were just added to New in the North Carolina Collection. To see the full list simply click on the link in the entry or click on the New in the North Carolina Collection tab at the top of the page. As always, full citations for all the new titles can be found […]

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