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  • May 10-16, 2006
  • Vol. 23, No. 19


  • North Carolina
  • Varied groups rally Tuesday against OLF

    The battle lines are drawn, and a showdown is looming that pits a bunch of rural North Carolinians against the U.S. Navy. A win for the Navy could spell environmental disaster for one of the state's most pristine wildlife preserves.
  • North Carolina
  • DNA test is inmate's last chance

    When a Gates County jury concluded in 1995 that Jerry Wayne Conner should be executed for a double murder, one of the jurors who voted for death was Gates County Index news editor Helene Knight.






  • Front Porch
  • Mothering Sunday

    Even by the yardstick of American consumer culture, Mother’s Day has got to be one of our stranger holidays.
  • Front Porch
  • Hero worship

    Sadlack’s Heroes, the beer-music-sandwich institution on Hillsborough Street in Raleigh, started as Baxley’s, a simple sandwich wagon back in the ’40s that was dragged in and assembled for former soldiers flocking to N.C. State on the heels of World War II.


Band of the Month

  • May: The Sames
  • May: The Sames

    When Sames' guitarists Zeno Gill and Marc Faris are asked for some back-of-baseball-card-style tidbits about each other and their bandmates, this is what we learn.

Ye Olde Archives

  • For the week of May 10-16
  • Best Bets
  • For the week of May 10-16

    Sarah Dessen at Fearrington Village; Wootini to hold show featuring local artists; Art Brut to perform at Cat's Cradle; Justin Roberts to perform at the ArtsCenter; Band Together N.C. to hold benefit concert for Boys & Girls Club
  • Pinback
  • Spotlight
  • Pinback

    For those who've only seen the travel brochures--the sailboats on Mission Bay, the hang-gliders at Torrey Pines, the Windansea surfers--it can be jarring to learn that sunny San Diego is home to some of the darkest bands in the indie rock scene.
  • Johnny Winter
  • Spotlight
  • Johnny Winter

    Johnny Winter's music has been known to move listeners to tears. But when he talks, it affects people to the opposite end.
  • Arts Briefs
  • Art Briefs

    Mellarme Chamber Players calling it quits; Arts North Carolina's annual advocacy day; Carrboro Film Festival

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