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N.C. History Project director’s new book attracts attention and other items of interest

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The Elizabeth City Daily Advance devoted a recent article to N.C. History Project Director Troy Kickler‘s new book on Edenton’s role in the American founding. (A unique offering in connection with this year’s Candlelight Tour was the opportunity to have historian Troy Kickler sign and personalize a copy of his new book on Edenton’s contribution to the founding of the American Republic. The first printing of Kickler’s new book, “The King’s Troublemakers,” arrived at the Barker House just in time for the tour last weekend, and Kickler made his way to town to sign copies of the book last Friday afternoon. “I wanted to remind people that the founding occurred in places other than Boston and Philadelphia — and Edenton had an important role,” Kickler said of the book’s focus on local founders.)

The Daily Advance also included Kickler’s work in a related article listing “entertaining books” that would serve as good last-minute Christmas gifts. (In this recently published book, author Troy Kickler … celebrates North Carolina’s role in the American Revolution, most specifically Edenton. You can read about James Iredell, Hugh Williamson, and more as the story of the founding of a nation is told through the efforts of North Carolina’s one-time capital.)

The Greensboro News & Record‘s “Mixing It Up” column cited “Piedmont Publius” blogger Sam Hieb‘s recent entry on the Greensboro City Council’s recently concluded “year of the open wallet.” The Wilkes Journal-Patriot cited the John Locke Foundation’s efforts to promote online transparency among North Carolina’s state and local government agencies.

The N.C. Spin website promoted Mitch Kokai’s recent “Locker Room” blog entries on Obamacare’s impact for small businesses and a recent Los Angeles Times article about the film incentives racket.

N.C. Senate Republicans’ daily press email promoted Carolina Journal Associate Editor Dan Way‘s article on legal issues surrounding the Catawba Indians’ efforts to build a casino in North Carolina, Associate Editor Michael Lowrey‘s article on a state court ruling dealing with teacher tenure, along with the transcript of a Carolina Journal Radio interview focusing on the folly of providing “free” college education to all eligible students.

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