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Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.

No Slow Lane for “Speed”

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North Carolina native L.A. (Speed) Riggs was the American Tobacco Company auctioneer who became the “Voice of Lucky Strike” cigarettes on radio and television commercials for more than three decades. The Tobacco History Corporation and Duke Homestead recently sponsored an event in honor of Riggs and had a display of Riggs’ lifetime collection of auctioneering memorabilia. Now 75 years old, Riggs stays busy with his charity work and nationwide tours.
Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 15 Issue 1, Jan 1983, p50, por