Cleveland County Fair brings ‘Farm and city life together’

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U.L. “Rusty” Patterson and his wife, Marie Farrow Patterson, were given the daunting task of pouring over the boxes and books of photos and compiling a history book for the Cleveland County Fair. “We had an interesting combination of photos,” Marie said. “This book was a challenge in the material you worked with. The photos were not labeled properly. Some … Read More

PEELER: O. Max Gardner’s Legacy Lives Strong

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RALEIGH, N.C. – O. Max Gardner would probably have to recuse himself from rooting for a winner this weekend. And, rest assured, the consummate politician would. That’s because Gardner, the great Depression-era governor and leader of the “Shelby Dynasty” of North Carolina politics, was a pioneering football player and athlete at the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts … Read More