This Atllantic Coast Line train derailed near Buie, N.C., Dec. 16, 1943, and a few minutes later a northbound train from the same line crashed into it. Seventy-two people died in the derailment and crash.
This Atllantic Coast Line train derailed near Buie, N.C., Dec. 16, 1943, and a few minutes later a northbound train from the same line crashed into it. Seventy-two people died in the derailment and crash. 1943 AP file photo
This Atllantic Coast Line train derailed near Buie, N.C., Dec. 16, 1943, and a few minutes later a northbound train from the same line crashed into it. Seventy-two people died in the derailment and crash. 1943 AP file photo

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History fascinates us. We love to linger over old photographs or accounts of years long gone. Discovering our own personal histories can become an enjoyable pastime. This blog will provide some looks into that past. We'll look at NC history in general, and Triangle history in particular. We'll also try to give you the tips and tools (and connections) for looking at your own history.