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Cheap Food and Cheap Lives: new book examines North Carolina’s ...

  On Sept. 3, 1991, a deep fat fryer exploded at the Imperial Chicken Processing Plant in Hamlet, North Carolina­­, starting an inferno in the shoddily-constructed maze-like facility that had never received a safety inspection ...
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North Carolina’s first hemp processing facility to open in ...

  Hemp has some deep roots in North Carolina; in fact, Robbins, North Carolina, was originally named Hemp. Industrial hemp can be used as a sustainable alternative to petroleum products, paper products, fabric products and ...
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Old enough to serve

By: Jim Longworth I never knew Richard Dobbs Spaight personally, but I bet he resented George Mason. In 1787, Spaight, a native of New Bern, was one of North Carolina’s delegates to the Constitutional Convention ...
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Greensboro’s inclusive take on the Tiny House Movement

By: Jessica Clifford United States capitalism has endorsed one way of life: the American Dream. The white picket fence, a two-story house and property for children to play in, are necessities for many homeowners. This ...
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UNCSA’s “magnificent seven”

On Sept.22, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts School of Filmmaking will present a special selection of its best and brightest student films in the ACE Exhibition Complex in Winston-Salem. Given that ...
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Eight great things to do in the Triad: Sept.15-18

On Sept. 15, in Greensboro, Oktoberfest came early at Burger Warfare, located at 1209 Battleground Ave. so, stop in for some beer and brats until closing time. There will be a variety of Oktoberfest craft ...
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“May It Last: A Portrait of The Avett Brothers” review

By: Carole Perkins It may come as no surprise to fans of North Carolina’s Avett Brothers that their recently released documentary, May It Last: A Portrait of The Avett Brothers, landed on Rolling Stones Magazines’ ...
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Wreak Havoc Film Festival: Fear, fright and fun

Wreak Havoc Productions is getting the jump on the Halloween season, as the independent,  Triad-based film consortium presents its third Wreak Havoc Horror Fest, designed to raise hell – in a good way – and ...
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Hairy spiders, forgiveness, and mortality: Talking with poet Stuart Dischell

Stuart Dischell’s “Days of Me” has one of my favorite beginnings in modern poetry: When people say they miss me, I think how much I miss me too Rather than mentioning that, I ask what ...
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Greensboro Comicon has historical team-up with International Civil Rights ...

This weekend, North Carolina’s officially-designated “Comic Book City” will see a team-up of heroic proportions. On Sept. 16 and 17, the Elm Street Center will be the site of the first annual Greensboro Comicon. This ...