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Uncle Jerry, the last photograph

1kwords100412Perhaps last’s week’s death of 98-year-old Gerald Angier Vernon of Darien, Conn., should not have surprised anyone, given his age.
October 4, 2012 | Posted in: A Thousand Words | Comments closed | Full Story »

Roberson’s Sawmill, 1930s?

1kwords092712This week’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.
September 27, 2012 | Posted in: A Thousand Words | Comments closed | Full Story »

Aerial view, Chapel Hill 1939

1kwords092012Chapel Hill’s pioneering woman photographer, Bayard Wootten, took to the air to make this stunning bird’s-eye view of the campus in 1939.
September 20, 2012 | Posted in: A Thousand Words | Comments closed | Full Story »

Twin Towers

1kwords091312Down in singing Silver Creek I have spent many a happy hour building little rock dams in the clear water that runs through our mountain cabin’s holler.
September 13, 2012 | Posted in: A Thousand Words | Comments closed | Full Story »

Pendergraft’s Service Station, 1955

1kwords090612Citizen reader Don Pendergraft sends in this delightful image from 1955, titled “Welcome to Elmer’s.”
September 6, 2012 | Posted in: A Thousand Words | Comments closed | Full Story »

“Mother May” Marshbanks, 1962

1kWords-1Old Chapel Hill High School grads, who, like me, remember “Mother May” for the strong, yet accessible and caring principal that she was.
August 30, 2012 | Posted in: A Thousand Words | Comments closed | Full Story »

The kids are back in town

1kwords082312As longtime residents of Carrboro-Chapel Hill know, there are only two seasons in our communities.
August 23, 2012 | Posted in: A Thousand Words | Comments closed | Full Story »

Granny Ginn, 1910

1kwords081612The power of old family photographs cannot be overstated.
August 16, 2012 | Posted in: A Thousand Words | Comments closed | Full Story »

Cat Baby at Time Out

CatBabyTimeOutIt wouldn’t be football season at Chapel Hill High School unless George “Cat Baby” Cannada led the team onto the field at Carrboro’s Lions Park.
August 9, 2012 | Posted in: A Thousand Words | Comments closed | Full Story »

Flying Moxy

1kwords080212Who says man can’t fly? Well, maybe not man, but certainly man-child!
August 2, 2012 | Posted in: A Thousand Words | Comments closed | Full Story »

Photo-Puzzler from the Mountains

1kwords072612aCome summer I have the best gig in the world.
July 26, 2012 | Posted in: A Thousand Words | Comments closed | Full Story »

Pave Paradise, 1968, Part Two

1kwords071912Last summer we featured a variation of this photo I shot in 1968, describing the scene as old Rosemary Street.
July 19, 2012 | Posted in: A Thousand Words | Comments closed | Full Story »

Val Lauder and Ike, 1947

1kWords071212Getting to meet and interview the luminaries of our times is one of the perks of being a journalist.
July 12, 2012 | Posted in: A Thousand Words | Comments closed | Full Story »

Thank you, Mrs. Gill

Thank you, Mrs. GillWhen I was in China last month I received an email from my old high school journalism teacher.
July 5, 2012 | Posted in: A Thousand Words | Comments closed | Full Story »

Jubilee 1967

1kwords062812-1For old Tar Heels of a certain vintage, this time of year is sure to conjure up memories of JUBILEE.
June 28, 2012 | Posted in: A Thousand Words | Comments closed | Full Story »