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150 Years Ago Today

March 25th to day the Companey is sent to Kinston With the Wagon train for supplyes We ride in the Wagons Arived at Kinston A little before sun down having traveled thirty Miles

Sherman’s March, March 17, 1865: "I moved towards Bentonville but six miles" - the other day lost at Averasborough

I closed yesterday mentioning that Major-General William T. Sherman in effect lost two days due to Lieutenant-General William Hardee’s delaying action at Averasborough.  The first of those days was/is apparent just looking at the progress of the Left Wing on the road to Averasborough on March 16, 1865.  1,273 more words

American Civil War

Beer from Here - February 12

“Peace. Love & Beer.” An easy-going, enjoyable motto to live and work by.

Born in the summer of 2008, Mother Earth Brewing is the dream-child of Stephen Hill and Trent Mooring, two guys from Kinston, North Carolina, a southern town in the heart of the old tobacco belt. 650 more words


African American Music Trails of Eastern North Carolina

We just received  two copies  of  the book,  African American Music Trails of Eastern North Carolina by Sarah Bryan and Beverly Patterson.   It is an essential guide-book to one of America’s most important cradles of African-American music, and the city of Wilson has had a large role in its genesis. 599 more words

Brandon Ingram manages a tall order at point for Kinston (N.C.)

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — The contrast was circus like. On one side of the backcourt for Kinston, N.C., was the 5-5 Jeremiah Fields and on the other was Brandon Ingram, a gangly 6-9 and 180 pounds. 411 more words


Carl Long, A Pioneer of Civil Rights and Basaeball Passes Away

Me with Carl Long at Grainger Stadium, Kinston NC, 2011

I lost a friend yesterday. Carl Long, a former Negro League player and member of the Negro League Hall of Fame passed away yesterday. 586 more words