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“The Tar Heel State is the intertidal zone of the linguistic South: Overwhelming forces wash in and out, but weird, fascinating little tide pools remain….” — From “Why North Carolina Is the Most Linguistically Diverse U.S. State… But it might not be that way for much longer” by Dan Nosowitz at Atlas Obscura (Dec. 11) […]

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“Black bears and North Carolinians have tussled over space for centuries. While traveling through the western part of the state in 1774, naturalist William Bartram complained about them in his journal, writing ‘the bears are yet too numerous.’ American pioneers hunted them for food and for sport, often to excess — when trapper ‘Big Tom’ […]

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