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38025
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George Moses Horton, born abt. 1797 a slave in Northampton Co., NC, taught himself to read and write. About age 19, he made regular trips to UNC-Chapel Hill where he was encouraged and his poetic ability was discovered. A student paid him for a poem and he became one of the first African-American writers in the south. For the remainder of his life he supported himself, partially and at time totally from the fees he collected from his poems. By the 1830’s, Horton’s works were appearing in the ‘Raleigh Register,’ and went on to publish several books with backing from white friends.
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38028
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Biography of Garland Eugene Midyette, lawyer, legislator and Superior Court Judge
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38346
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Willie Jones, a Northampton Co., NC native, younger brother of Allen Jones, educated at Eton College in England, and became president of the NC Committee of Safety in 1776 and first Governor ex officio of North Carolina. He is claimed to have written the State’s first constitution adopted in 1776. Jones was elected to NC House of Commons 1776-78, chosen a member of the NC delegation to the Continental Congress in 1780-81. He declined the invitation to the US Constitutional Convention of 1787 and led the opposition to the ratification of the US Constitution. Jones dropped out of public life after the Constitution was ratified.
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39423
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This article features sisters, Dixie Stanley and Gen Stanley Harrell, daughters of Dr. John Stanley and his wife, Neva, of Woodland, NC. The sisters do beautiful tatting, crocheting and knitting.
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39485
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This article features Valley Pine Country Club, in southern Northampton County adjacent to Northeast Academy. It opened in 1967 and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2017. Mike Ordnung is the current owner, Robert Robbins is the club Pro and Robert Harris, age 84, has been the groundskeeper since 1967.
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39926
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This article features Joella Turner Brown, Athletic Director of Northeast Academy, Northampton County, NC.