A black and white photo like none before

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“To combat agricultural depression and the hand-to-mouth cash crop system, North Carolina has been conducting what its able Governor Oliver Max Gardner calls a ‘Live-at-Home’ campaign. The economic theory is that the home-living husbandman raises his own food and feed, patronizes local production plants, reduces his dependence upon extrastate sources of supply. [Included in the campaign] was an essay contest … Read More

Gardner-Webb lecture series returns with a look at O. Max Gardner, NC politics

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BOILING SPRINGS — From his childhood, O. Max Gardner of Shelby dreamed of politics. “He had decided he had political ambitions and set his sights on the governor’s mansion,” said his grandson, Shelby attorney O. Max Gardner III. He made it. In the process, Gardner became “the most fascinating unheralded political figure” that journalist Rob Christensen has studied. Christensen will … Read More

Gardner-Webb program covers history of N.C. Politics and significant Shelby connection

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BOILING SPRINGS, NC – The Joyce Compton Brown Lecture Series presents its first program for the spring semester at Gardner-Webb University when it welcomes Rob Christensen, a political reporter for the Raleigh (N.C.) News and Observer and author of “The Paradox of Tar Heel Politics: The Personalities, Elections, and Events That Shaped Modern North Carolina.” The lecture series will include … Read More