CARY, N.C. - Dawn Silsbee and her siblings never knew their Uncle Bert. Now, nearly three-quarters of a century after that day of "infamy," their families might soon get the closure Bert Jacobson's mother was denied.
...the Tar Heels, he's so unobjective. He thinks the world revolves around Chapel Hill." --- EDITOR's NOTE: Allen G. Breed is the AP's Southeast regional writer, based in Raleigh.
BAKERSVILLE, N.C. - Growers in Oregon, the nation's No. 1 Christmas tree producer, have been experimenting with the Turkish fir for more than 30 years.
HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. - Roy DeBerry learned at an early age what could happen to a black boy who violated Mississippi's Jim Crow-era social code.
PLEASANT HILL, Ky. - I was proposing to my future wife and wanted everything to be perfect. I couldn't have scripted it better.
COAL RUN, Ky. - Sidney Coal Co. President Charlie Bearse was expressing an opinion that many in these mountains secretly share. Problem was, he put that opinion in writing.
DULUTH - Bathed in sunlight streaming through a stained-glass window of Jesus Christ, Gwen Robinson held the hand of one man of God as she listened to the words of another.
JENKINSVILLE, S.C. - From the time his son was old enough to understand, Kamau Marcharia has been telling Ramon the story of an ancestor who was tied to the bumper of a Model T Ford and dragged to his death.
...because he's where the action is, so to speak. "He's where it's all being done." * * * * EDITOR'S NOTE: Allen G. Breed is the AP's Southeast regional writer, based in Raleigh, N.C.
STATESBORO, Ga. -- At 89, Paul Nessmith is one of the few in his family old enough to remember anything personal about his Grampa Wiley. He recalls the huge pistol Wiley kept on a nail over his bed, and how he watched in awe during the sticky North Georgia evenings as the old man picked off roosting bats from the front porch. When 7-year-old Paul begged to shoot the cannon himself, Wiley agreed, but on one condition: First catch that yellow butterfly fluttering in the yard.