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Historic enslaved potter Peter Oliver of Old Salem has an enduring legacy

    Historic enslaved potter Peter Oliver of Old Salem has an enduring legacy

Peter Oliver’s dramatic story of being a local Moravian slave who learned pottery and purchased his own freedom is still remembered today, by historical experts and his descendants. Oliver’s skill

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Self-taught genealogist enjoys the chase

    Self-taught genealogist enjoys the chase

(pictured above:  James Gist poses with some of his research.) City native James Gist is an addict. His vice? Genealogy. “It’s fun. You have to play detective sometimes, but that’s okay,”

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100 years later

    100 years later

Winston-Salem is holding a big birthday party this weekend. It was 100 years ago that the towns of Winston and Salem merged, added a dash and became the city we

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