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Durham native John Quincy Adams \"Bud\" Barbee grew up to play in the segregated Negro Baseball Leagues in the 1930s and 1940s. He played in a number to top Negro League teams, including the 1937 New York Black Yankees. He had a sensational career as a batter and pitcher and his career tells the story of segregated baseball in the Raleigh Triangle. He was born in Durham March 16, 1914 and died January 20, 2000. He was given a military funeral in the city's Glennview Memorial Park. His grave lies unmarked but can still be visited.
Lumber Bridge is a small town, population 94 according to the 2010 census, located in Robeson County. Mountaire Farms Lumber Bridge plant employs 2,000 workers from the surrounding area to slaughter and process chickens. The United Food and Commercial Worker Union, the second-largest non-public sector union in the country, is trying to unionize the plant. Smith reports their progress in the face of management resistance.
F. Glenn Miller, a.k.a. Frazier Glenn Close, is charged in the murder of three people outside the Jewish Community Center and Village Shalom assisted-living center in Overland Park, Kansas. He was once considered the most prominent neo-Nazi leader in North Carolina and operated a paramilitary group in Johnston County.