N.C. History (page 2)

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    Understanding the Anti-Monopoly Clause of the N.C. State Constitution

    It’s been with us since the beginning, but is the anti-monopoly clause of the state constitution a valid tool in today’s fight against cronyism? In Part Two of his series, JLF’s Jon Guze explains why the original understanding and purpose of the clause are still relevant today. Like their fellow…
    Anna Manning, April 29, 2019
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    JLF’s Garland Tucker in Real Clear History, “Then and Now: Appeasement Is Folly”

    John Locke Foundation Senior Fellow, Garland Tucker, was featured in Real Clear History writing on what we can learn from history and what appeasement has taught us. Winston Churchill left us a marker: “Study history, study history. In history lie all the secrets of statecraft.” From our 21st…
    Anna Manning, November 20, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Carolina Journal Radio marks its 800th weekly episode by highlighting some of the most interesting figures to appear on the program over the past 15 years. Among the notable interviewees: Fred Barnes, Arthur Brooks, Charles Cooke, Steve Forbes, Robert George, Jonah Goldberg, Mary Katharine Ham, Andrew McCarthy, Deroy Murdock, Charles…
    Mitch Kokai, September 14, 2018
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    Patriotic History

    Those who take Eliot Cohen’s classes on strategy and policy become better writers and thinkers themselves as a result of his care for the subject and the English language. Cohen has offered “A Modest Plea for Patriotic History” to provide all Americans, but especially children, examples for our lives.
    Joseph Coletti, March 28, 2018
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    The Story of Krispy Kreme

    In the early days of the Great Depression, an entrepreneur named Ishmael Armstrong purchased a doughnut shop from a French chef named Joseph LeBeau (or possibly LeBoeuf). Using the name and the yeast doughnut recipe that came with the sale, he opened the Krispy Kreme Doughnut shop in Paducah, Kentucky,…
    Abigail Buonaiuto, February 5, 2018
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    The Story of Headache Powders

    In the early 20th century, pharmacists began to create their own form of headache relief medicine that had a different physical and chemical composition than traditional aspirin. Their new formula was a powdered blend of aspirin and caffeine. These headache powders, or “production powders,” as laborers called them, were easier…
    Anna Manning, January 11, 2018
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    The Story of the Salvation Army

    While the Salvation Army is best known for ringing bells and red kettles, the organization does much more than collect spare change during the holiday season. The Salvation Army has over 1.5 million members and assists 25 million Americans annually, including thousands of North Carolinians. Other services it provides include…
    Terry Stoops, December 25, 2017
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    The Story of NASCAR Great Dale Earnhardt

    On April 29, 1952, in Kannapolis, North Carolina, NASCAR racing legend Ralph Dale Earnhardt was born to Martha and Ralph Earnhardt. The elder Ralph was a stock car driver, and Dale spent a lot of time in the garage with his father learning about stock cars and engines. Ralph never…
    Terry Stoops, December 19, 2017