Perhaps lastâ€™s weekâ€™s death of 98-year-old Gerald Angier Vernon of Darien, Conn., should not have surprised anyone, given his age.
Category: A Thousand Words
Roberson’s Sawmill, 1930s?
This weekâ€™s photograph captures an early Carrboro sawmill tableau of stern-faced working men and a barefoot boy posing stiffly in front of stacks of neatly sawn lumber.
Aerial view, Chapel Hill 1939
Chapel Hillâ€™s pioneering woman photographer, Bayard Wootten, took to the air to make this stunning birdâ€™s-eye view of the campus in 1939.
Down in singing Silver Creek I have spent many a happy hour building little rock dams in the clear water that runs through our mountain cabinâ€™s holler.
Pendergraft’s Service Station, 1955
Citizen reader Don Pendergraft sends in this delightful image from 1955, titled â€œWelcome to Elmerâ€™s.â€
“Mother May” Marshbanks, 1962
Old Chapel Hill High School grads, who, like me, remember â€œMother Mayâ€ for the strong, yet accessible and caring principal that she was.
The kids are back in town
As longtime residents of Carrboro-Chapel Hill know, there are only two seasons in our communities.
Granny Ginn, 1910
The power of old family photographs cannot be overstated.
Cat Baby at Time Out
It wouldnâ€™t be football season at Chapel Hill High School unless George â€œCat Babyâ€ Cannada led the team onto the field at Carrboroâ€™s Lions Park.
Who says man canâ€™t fly? Well, maybe not man, but certainly man-child!
Photo-Puzzler from the Mountains
Come summer I have the best gig in the world.
Pave Paradise, 1968, Part Two
Last summer we featured a variation of this photo I shot in 1968, describing the scene as old Rosemary Street.
Val Lauder and Ike, 1947
Getting to meet and interview the luminaries of our times is one of the perks of being a journalist.
Thank you, Mrs. Gill
When I was in China last month I received an email from my old high school journalism teacher.
For old Tar Heels of a certain vintage, this time of year is sure to conjure up memories of JUBILEE.