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“The Robert E. Lee hotel was a gleaming 10-story symbol of Winston-Salem’s boom time when it opened its doors in 1921…. “The Robert E. Lee came as the city and the tobacco industry were growing rapidly. The U.S. Decennial Census listed Winston-Salem as the state’s largest city…. “The Robert E. Lee finally shut its doors […]

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“In 1931, when Malcolm [later Malcom] P. McLean began working at a service station, North Carolina was rapidly becoming a major east-west transport route. Recognizing the potential for motor freight carrying, the Maxton native bought his first truck in 1934 and began hauling dirt for WPA road construction projects. Later, he transported textiles to New […]

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“Aycock Brown was the first writer to extoll the virtues of Tony Seaman’s seafoods at the Sanitary Fish Market in Morehead City, and his squibs led to a growing clip file of free publicity the like of which has never been shared by another Tar Heel restaurateur. When Aycock was day-dreaming about photographic equipment for […]

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“Asheville was already in a slide when the stock market crashed in October 1929. The coup de grace came when several major banks in town failed in November 1930…. “The city, county and public schools had nearly $8 million in deposits in the failed Central Bank & Trust. Its closure exposed politicians’ bad bet for […]

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“RALEIGH – Dr. I. Beverly Lake has not forgotten. “On the outbox on his secretary’s desk is a phrase from the 1960 campaign: ‘The principles for which we fight are eternal!’…. “The same phrase hangs framed on his office wall…. Another wall is dominated by a blue and white flag he describes as an ‘unsurrendered […]

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Off and on since the early 1900s, Greensboro has fielded numerous minor-league baseball teams, such as the Patriots, Hornets, Bats and most recently Grasshoppers. These stadium souvenirs date to 2000, when Stan Hough was manager and Wily Mo Pena an 18-year-old outfielder on his way to the majors. .

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Several misspellings and map errors – and why do the farmers seem to be planting cotton rather than seed? – but this yard-square scarf surely deserves points for ambition and range. No date or other info on the tag – maybe 1950s? .

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“The crowd of at least 5,000 welcomed the new and old Dylan, dressed in a dark suit and white cowboy hat. The show was general admission, so hundreds of people packed the arena floor, some dancing and others sitting along the perimeter nodding their heads appreciatively. “Dylan’s influence on music is undeniable, from his political […]

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“Back when he was a boy in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, Leonard would watch white teams play through a hole in the fence…. “There was no high school in Rocky Mount for blacks, so young Leonard shined shoes, until, like his father, he could become a railroad man. Only when he lost his job in […]

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Pretty busy from a design standpoint, but this 3-inch button does have a lot of information to impart – plus a showy shot of the Charlotte skyline! .

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