You wouldn't know it by walking the property now, but in the late 1940s, this was the place to be on Sunday afternoons. Imagine 17,000 people gathered here in August 1949 to watch Occoneechee Speedway's first NASCAR race.
This is what happens when politics and ideology overrule common sense. In their zeal to "reform" the voting system in North Carolina, Republican lawmakers pushed through a change that has created confusion, more work and wasted money.
At its height, The American Tobacco Company was the largest cigarette producer in the world. After it closed up shop in Durham in 1987, the campus of historic buildings sat empty for many years before being brought back to life as one of the largest historic preservation projects in North Carolina’s history. The end result is a home-run of adaptive reuse architecture.
There are no two ways about it: Daikon radishes aren’t one of the most popular vegetables at market. Maybe you’ve gotten one in a CSA box and been stumped by how to cook them or, maybe you’ve seen them at market and confused them with parsnips or another veggie.
The General Davie Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution of Durham honored veterans and commemorated the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War Nov. 8 at the Hope Valley Country Club.