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Symphony conductor was a man of many talents

A historical marker on Person Street near the Governor’s Mansion honors Raleigh native Lamar Stringfield. A Pulitzer Prize winning composer, Stringfield helped organize the North Carolina Symphony and served as its first conductor. He also composed the music for Paul Green’s “The Lost Colony.” In 1949, writer Mae Finch visited Stringfield in his Charlotte home/workshop and found quite an interesting character.

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Pokemon Go players fill downtown Raleigh

The trendy game Pokemon Go has folks wandering around the City of Oaks looking for virtual Pokemon and Poke Stops.
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Pokemon Go players fill downtown Raleigh 1:01

Pokemon Go players fill downtown Raleigh

Scenes from the National Hollerin' Contest 2:30

Scenes from the National Hollerin' Contest

FDR dedicates Great Smoky Mountains National Park 0:42

FDR dedicates Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Kentucky’s Calipari and players talk UNC, Justin Jackson, Dean Smith and Archie Miller 7:49

Kentucky’s Calipari and players talk UNC, Justin Jackson, Dean Smith and Archie Miller