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— Why are Robert E. Lee‘s descendants playing keep-away with historians? — Four towns remember their minor league pasts, while one longs for a minor league future. — After Appomattox, a scourge of suicide, divorce and debt. — Montford Point Marines look for recognition given Tuskegee Airmen. — “Seven Wonders of Charlotte” inexplicably omits visitor-vexing […]

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On this day in 1956: Jack Kerouac, Beat Generation icon-in-the-making, sits down at his sister’s kitchen table in Rocky Mount and begins writing a novel. Since Kerouac, 33, arrived last spring he has been drinking moonshine, suffering nightmares about H-bombs and waiting for a publisher to accept his oft-spurned “On the Road.” With his hosts […]

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“For years, whenever I returned to New York from visits to North Carolina and failed to bubble with enthusiasm while reporting on my barbecue eating to the displaced Carolinians I knew, they would question me about precisely where in the state I had been. “Then they’d solemnly inform me that I had eaten west of […]

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“During a rain delay in a [1997] game against the Phillies, a security guard approached me on the bench. ‘There is someone here to see you,’ he said…. “I took one step toward the locker room, and there was Michael Jordan. Yes, that Michael Jordan. “Three years earlier, during the one season Jordan played professional […]

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