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“In an empty lot owned by the Historic Salisbury Foundation, archaeologists led by Timothy Roberts, project director for Cultural Resource Analysts, found bits of rubble, mortar and brick…. “Artifacts, mostly dating to after the war, [included] medicine bottles from a local drugstore known as Kluttz’s and… a piece of bone with a copper pin in […]

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” ‘ELVIS IS ALIVE!’ In a way, the tabloids scream the truth. This, the 11th summer since the King’s death at 42, has been one of the busiest of his entire afterlife….. Now, to cash in on all the postmortem Presleymania, comes ‘Elvis: An American Musical.’ “A $3 million, 50-song, multimedia homage to the King, […]

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James City, North Carolina is an unincorporated town near New Bern in Craven County. It has a tumultuous but little-known history that can be seen through historic newspapers on Chronicling America. The history of James City began in 1862, when New Bern was occupied by Union troops in the Civil War. Union officials established a […]

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“Mother Vineyard is a community on the north end of Roanoke Island in Dare County where an ancient and famous scuppernong grapevine grows. Known at times as the ‘Sir Walter Raleigh Vine’ and the ‘Mother Vine,’ it…  is reputed to be the oldest grapevine in the United States, as well as the original vine from […]

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The Blue Ridge Parkway is a popular tourist destination in western North Carolina and Virginia. This scenic road links Shenandoah National Park and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and it is the most visited attraction in the National Park System most years. Its history can be traced through North Carolina newspapers on Chronicling America. […]

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“In the waning days of the presidential campaign, surrogates for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have fanned out all over. One is troubadour James Taylor, who, with his wife, Kim, has made over 60 appearances for Clinton….” — From “James Taylor still on campaign trail” by Mark Shanahan in the Boston Globe (Nov. 3, 2016) […]

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Until the mid-1990s the Confederate flag appeared on shoulder patches and other paraphernalia issued by the East Carolina Council of the Boy Scouts of America, headquartered in Kinston.  

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“The Socialist Party of North Carolina (SPNC), formed in 1996, is the modern affiliate of the national Socialist Party, which was organized in July 1901 by the merger of the Social Democratic Party, under Eugene V. Debs, with the reformer wing of the Socialist Labor Party, under Morris Hillquit. “The SPNC has small, organized groups […]

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