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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.




  • May: The Sames
  • Band of the Month
  • 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.



  • 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.


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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