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  This pinback button rewarded Kickstarter donors supporting a documentary-still-in-progress on Pikeville native and UNC alum Gene Roberts, one of American journalism’s great editors. (His jowliness gave him the irreverent newsroom nickname “The Frog.”) “In 1972,” the filmmakers write, “Roberts left a position with the New York Times to join the struggling Philadelphia Inquirer as […]

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“In Wayne County, N. C., a depressed farmer cut off the rear end of his ‘disused’ automobile, fastened shafts to the axle, backed in a mule, went riding…. Soon the roads of eastern North Carolina were overrun with similar vehicles pulled by mules, horses, oxen, goats or a pair of husky boys. North Carolinians, many […]

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