February 2nd, 2006 issue #0505

February 2nd, 2006
  • COVER- Saving Sambo: Targeting racism and reclaiming an icon

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  • COVER- Was Queen Charlotte black?

    Was Queen Charlotte, our city's namesake, black? Her African heritage is part of the legends and facts that cling to the petite German woman who married "mad King George" and who inspired not only Charlotte, North Carolina, but at least eight other places in North America– including our town. Although she was German, Charlotte was directly descended from Margarita de Castro y Sousa, a member of the black branch of the Portuguese royal house. Whether her lineage affected her appearance is contested.

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  • Saving Sambo: Targeting racism and reclaiming an icon

      Shelves filled with her colorfully painted ceramics line the walls and a well-worn sofa beckons, while the artist herself, dressed in jeans and a sweatshirt, greets studio visitors with a warm smile. Rose Hill's basement studio in the McGuffey Art Center is a study in comfort. Her work, however, makes many people decidedly uncomfortable. And on February 3, some say, she'll be opening more than just her very first gallery show, "Black February."

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  • Was Queen Charlotte black?

      Was Queen Charlotte, our city's namesake, black? Her African heritage is part of the legends and facts that cling to the petite German woman who married "mad King George" and who inspired not only Charlotte, North Carolina, but at least eight other places in North America– including our town.

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      ALBEMARLE 9/21 Eric M. and Deborah Patashnik to James H. and Elizabeth W. Wright, 2.009 acres at 3065 Beaumont Farm Road, Beaumont Farm subdivision, $742,000. ...

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  • Rest in peace: And walk to the Mall

    ADDRESS: 714 South First Street   NEIGHBORHOOD: Ridge/Downtown ASKING: $210,000 CITY ASSESSMENT: $42,600 YEAR BUILT: 1925 SIZE: 1,014 fin. sq. ft. LAND: .09 acres CURB...

  • Still on the block

      APPEARED IN THE HOOK: September 8, 2005 in issue 0436 ADDRESS: 1302 Lester Drive ASKING: $455,000 CITY ASSESSMENT: $374,600 LISTED BY: Roger Voisinet Re/Max Realty S...

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property auctions

    February 2 at 4pm at the Nelson County Courthouse   Property: 1.4 acres at 388 Clark Hill Lane, Schuyler Debtor: Jennifer L. Roberts Amount owing: $90,000 Bidder bring...

DR. HooK

  • Me, me, me: Only themselves to blame

      How do you read this advertisement? "It's All About ME" One of my best friends says this all the time, and so when he showed me this ad, I thought it was all about&#...

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  • Cultural Calendar 02/02/06

    THURSDAY, February 2 WALKABOUT Stonewall Country Horse Show: This hunter and jumper event that draws riders from Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania star...


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