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Migration and the Limited Sightings of Bigfoot

In North America, we associate Sasquatch with the Pacific Northwest. And that location of a mountainous, forested wild seems the most plausible to me as a setting that could both contain and hide a population of unclassified apes. 538 more words


A Loray Mill of the Mind

My family moved to North Carolina in the late 1980s, having left a stagnant and hopeless West Virginia in search of greater economic opportunities. My mom and grandparents and I first tried Indiana for a few years, but eventually left for the greener shores of the Sunbelt. 2,893 more words


Karen L. Cox reblogged this on Pop South and commented:

When developers try to employ history and heritage as a marketing tool, they often get it very wrong. This is the case with the former Loray Mill now being repurposed into lofts in the town of Gastonia, North Carolina, just west of Charlotte. Alex Cummings, who grew up there, offers his own personal history with the town as well as poignant reminders of Gastonia's economic and labor struggles.

Slavery and the Scriptures

Sermon Notes

Date: 12/07/2014

Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor

Series: Philemon

Key Text: Philemon 1:1-3

Description:  As an introduction to the book of Philemon, we will explore what the Scriptures say about slavery in the Old Testament under the Mosaic Law, in the New Testament under Roman Law, and how those systems of slavery differed to that of the American South.  28 more words

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This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash

Twelve-year-old foster child Easter Quillby is the hard-knock heroine of Wiley Cash’s second novel, “This Dark Road to Mercy.” Easter and her six-year-old sister Ruby are cast adrift when their irresponsible mother OD’s, and their woes are further exacerbated when their dad Wade impulsively kidnaps them from their North Carolina children’s home. 502 more words

The 80th Annual Meeting of the Southern Historical Association

This weekend in Atlanta, the city “too busy to hate,” there will be a meeting of the Southern Historical Association. Men and women, professors and graduate students will attend to learn about the latest scholarship on the American South, buy the latest books in the field, and visit with old (and new) friends. 116 more words

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Poor Germany: Why the east will never catch up to the west

On November 9, 1989, the East German government allowed its citizens to freely travel to West Berlin and West Germany, marking the beginning of the end of the Berlin Wall and the related policy that banned the movement of people from the communist East to the capitalist West. 868 more words