Past Times Blog
Posted by Teresa Leonard on October 28, 2014
Gov. Bob Scott probably expected some sleepless nights when he moved into the Governors Mansion in 1969, but the eerie sounds that haunted the residence might have taken him by surprise. From this 1970 story, N&O readers learned the governors theory about the source of those sounds.
The governor, who stresses that neither he nor Mrs. Scott believes in ghosts, has determined that the nightly sounds do not come from water pipes or the five Scott children or taxpayers at the front door.
His Excellency implies that the racket doesnt even come from his adversaries in the Republican Party.
Posted by Teresa Leonard on October 21, 2014
In 1966, N&O readers learned that in the event of a nuclear attack, the state could provide public shelters for only 31.5 percent of the State’s 4,556,000 residents, according to a State Civil Defense official.
Posted by Teresa Leonard on October 14, 2014
It was 60 years ago that Hurricane Hazel hit the North Carolina-South Carolina border as a Category 4 storm. Those who were around still remember it; those who came along later heard the stories.
Posted by Teresa Leonard on October 9, 2014
On the night of October 28, 1939, every telephone number in the city changed as the modern era of dial telephones came to Raleigh.
Posted by Teresa Leonard on October 3, 2014
Raleigh merchants will make their stores unusually attractive during Fair Week and every courtesy will be extended to the vast crowds which are sure to be there.
Posted by Teresa Leonard on October 2, 2014
It was "Fiddlers' Day" in Raleigh. High above the shouts of the applauding multitude the catgut and the horse hair in conjunction rolled out sounds of melody while the heel and toe beat sympathetic time.
Posted by Teresa Leonard on September 25, 2014
In some ways the Internet of its day, amateur radio allowed communications across miles and across oceans, with "high school 'kids' and ordinary clerks being on the same footing with adults and professional men."