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In 1857, a country gentleman named George Deans was wandering home from a Christmas party, tipsy with drink, when a foggy shape rose out the graveyard wearing the face of his spurned lover.

Modified: 10/01/12 06:09:11 AM
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For months, the Mummy Murderer had been sending mysterious letters, promising fresh documents and new details on the 40-year-old crime thought to be Raleigh’s first triple murder.

Modified: 09/24/12 04:48:04 AM

Mount Gilead Mayor Earl Poplin craves retirement but cannot go until a disputed election is settled.

Modified: 09/17/12 05:21:27 AM
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Some of the nation’s worst atrocities rank among those flag-lowering events: the mass shootings in Wisconsin, the movie-theater massacre in Colorado, a madman’s gunfire in Tucson. But I’m going to go out on a very shaky limb here and say that the up-down flag ceremony is getting too frequent, or at least too confusing.

Modified: 09/10/12 01:07:34 PM

Rocky Mount’s Streets of Gold Hearse Co. offers rides to the grave in a motorcycle-drawn hearse.

Modified: 09/03/12 08:06:40 PM

In 1962, a high-school beauty queen with a towering beehive hairdo named Carolyn Byrd won the celebrated Miss Raleigh pageant, thrilling judges with her figure, her poise and her rabbit-conjuring magic tricks.

Modified: 08/26/12 10:45:26 PM
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