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. Before flat-screen TVs there were chubby TVs — and these miniature souvenir knockoffs made in Hong Kong. “Blowing Rock N.C. on television” offers eight click-through color images, including Grandfather Mountain and Tweetsie Railroad. (Spot any unlisted Hugh Mortons, Stephen Fletcher?) Viewers of “Outer Banks N.C. / television” can gaze at only a single color […]

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On this day in 1906: A decade after Guglielmo Marconi of Italy sent the first radio signal, Reginald Fessenden makes the first voice transmission. From a station in Brant Rock, Mass., he broadcasts to ships at sea a program of two musical selections (including his own violin rendition of “O, Holy Night”), a Scripture reading […]

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“[The ailanthus tree] rarely lives more than 50 years, so any chance of finding [Betty] Smith’s original tree still growing in Brooklyn was out of the question. “But [Nancy] Pfeiffer told me about the ailanthus her mother planted in the walled-in garden behind her home in Chapel Hill, where Smith lived almost her entire life […]

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— Gastonia native “strengthens her already credible claim to the title of best living American writer.” — Greensboro praised (?) as “that true American anomaly – a place where there seem to be more people writing serious books than reading them.” — Much to applaud, per usual, about Mary Chapin Carpenter‘s country-and-Eastern show last night […]

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