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Carrboro Steps Forward

Andy and the Ghost

Thomas Wolfe

Gimghoul Castle

Birds of a Feather

What's a Tar Heel?

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UNC's First Computer

Manning Drive

Horace Williams House

HW House Residents

Area Street Names

Mount Mitchell


Swim Test

Need a Ride?


If it ain't Broke...

Joy in the Morning

Hinton James

A Noble Tradition?

Painting the Town Blue

Di and Phi Societies

Even though it was incorporated in 1911, the town of Carrboro did not have complete street names nor numbered residential addresses until 1920. Upon the completion of this civic task, The Daily Tar Heel proclaimed in celebration:

"...should we not render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's and thanks and gratitude where thanks and gratitude are due? We who pride ourselves on our own knowledge and wisdom should be really and truly thankful that we no longer have to accost some patriarch whom we see on the highways and bi-ways of Carrboro, and say in a voice trembling with apprehension and emotion: "Say, mister, can you tell me where a young lady named Miss Susie Snodgrass lives?" [4].

The Graduate School at UNC-Chapel Hill

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