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Uproar: Self-published poet laureate in NC resigns
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 07/18/2014 - 8:24am.

North Carolina's poet laureate is resigning amid criticism of the governor for choosing a writer with just two self-published books.

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This Day in NC History: American Idol winner Scotty McCreery born in Garner
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 10/09/2012 - 9:38am.

On October 9, 1993, American Idol winner Scotty McCreery was born in Garner. More than 25,000 fans attended Scotty’s homecoming visit at Lake Benson Park the weekend before the finals show in 2011.

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