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Archive for March, 2010

Recalling a teacher who built houses and minds

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

By K.J. Williams Citydesk@StarNewsOnline.com

It was like a class reunion, but the students were from different graduating classes of the former Pender County Training School, which taught blacks during segregation.

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North Carolina has complex history with liquor

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

By Ben SteelmanBen.Steelman@StarNewsOnline.com

How did North Carolina – a state where private enterprise is almost a religious faith – end up with a monopoly of state-run liquor stores?

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Book Review – A ruined life makes for an enthralling yarn in ‘Kid Carolina’

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

By Ben SteelmanBen.Steelman@StarNewsOnline.com

Although he generally spent as little time in North Carolina as he possibly could, Richard Joshua Reynolds Jr. (1906-1964) was one of the most famous Tar Heels of his generation.

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Book Marks – Prologue to hear Stanley’s family lore

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

By Ben SteelmanBen.Steelman@StarNewsOnline.com

Growing up in Haywood County, in the North Carolina mountains, Maurice Stanley heard his fair share of family stories.He turned some stories from his mother’s side of the family into his first novel, “The Legend of Nance Dude,” originally published in 1991.

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Life Stories – Safrit was a walking encyclopedia of football rules

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

By Lori Kennedy-StewartCitydesk@StarNewsOnline.com

Mike Safrit has fond memories of the first and only college football game he officiated with his father Don Safrit.With nearly 60,000 fans seated in the stands watching Georgia Southern play against Florida A&M, father and son began to bicker on the field.

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