This article marks the death of Sergeant Ed Halyburton, one of North Carolina's outstanding heroes during World War I, being the first American captured by Germans. He was from Taylorsville, Alexander County and in 1932, Liberty Magazine published a series of articles about his experiences: \"Shoot and Be Damned!\"
For two hundred years or more, North Carolina has had many outstanding orators. Lawrence writes about some who were his contemporaries, including, Charles A. Aycock, Claude Kitchin, Thomas Dixon, and Dr. W.L. Poteat.