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


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 discussions from Christensen’s book that focuses on “The Shelby Dynasty” as he shares little known facts about N.C. Governor O. Max Gardner (Gardner-Webb’s namesake). This event, free and open to the public, takes place on Wednesday, February 24 at 7:00 p.m. in Blanton Auditorium, located in the Hamrick Hall.

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