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Episode 27 – Digging the Gravedigger in Currituck

Diggers Dungeon

Chris and Matt toast Currituck county with a Weeping Radish Octoberfest brew from North Carolina.

Chris dispels the notion of an island named Bodie. Matt takes particular notice of how peninsula is (not in fact) spelled.  Matt is blown away by Currituck’s county seal.

The LPs make another appearance on the County Boys via Currituck County’s predecessor Albermarle County which is named after George Monck, 1st Duke of Albermarle and a Lords Proprietor.

Currituck Beach lighthouse

Matt is overjoyed to learn that the town (or unincorporated community) of Currituck is located in Currituck County- and is the county seat. Chris shines some light on Fresnel lenses and Currituck Beach Lighthouse.

Matt may or may not unearth the birthplace of one of the most successful cars the Toyota Corolla.

Chris gets super excited about the Digger’s Dungeon, home to one of the most popular monster trucks Gravedigger.

Sources:
The North Carolina Historical Genealogical Register, Volume 3, Google Books.

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Episode 26 – Chewing the Fayette in Cumberland County

Matt and Chris toast Cumberland County with a Patriot Pale Ale from the Mash House Brewing Company.  Meanwhile, the British colonists troll the Scottish immigrants.  Chris discovers more lands of Cumber- specifically one formed from Goochland.

Matt wonders whatever happened to Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, aka Marquise de mark and le Funky Bunch.  You know, other than joining the war for American Independence and getting a city in North Carolina named after him.  Chris wonders why the Cape Fear River gets no respect in the Cumberland- at least to dateSeriously they just leave World War II subchasers sitting there.

Matt and Chris listen to Yo La Tengo’s I Can Hear the Heart Beating As One.

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Episode 25 – Craving Some Lords Proprietors in Craven County

A New Bern Bear in Morgan’s Tavern

Matt and Chris toast Craven County with a Devil’s Tramping Ground Trippel from Aviator Brewing.  Craven County has it all: IBX! The Lords Proprietors! Regulators! Palaces! Pepsi! Horse heads! Bears! Yet again Chris goes into a long and drawn out history lesson.  Matt expresses his distaste for rivers with wide mouths.  Chris ponders the storage practices of the New Bern Fireman’s Museum.

Chris couldn’t find a beer from Craven County, or from Neuse River Brewing Company, so they enjoyed a beer from Wake County’s Aviator Brewing Company.

Unfortunately Chris couldn’t share a beer this time with Craven County native Brian, who talks with Matt and Chris about his home county, and his preference for a non-native soda.

Another New Bern Bear

 

Matt and Chris listen to the Smashing Pumpkins’ Siamese Dream.

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Episode 24 – The Food Capitals of Columbus County

Matt is enthusiastic about our microphones. Chris reads one skeptical take on the ghosts of Heartbeat Bridge.  Matt reminisces about whacking moles, while Chris talks about the Waccamaw Indians.  Matt gets confused about the bay area and Carolina Bay lakes.  Chris talks about the Strawberry, Watermelon, and Yam capitals of the world… or at least of Columbus County. Like any good food capital, Columbus County plays host to a related festival for each food.

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Matt and Chris listen to Slayer’s Reign in Blood.

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Episode 23 – Believe in the Cleveland County

Its raining at least one Benjamin on the County Boys. Chris really gets into the Revolutionary War and the Battle of Kings Mountain which probably occurred… on Browns Mountain in South Carolina.  Matt praises the historical society and preservation folks of Shelby and Cleveland County.  Chris talks about Oliver Max and the Cleveland County Dynasty (which does not involve the Cavaliers or Indians).  Matt talks about the livermush festival.

Matt and Chris talk with a Cleveland County native Sean.  Sean describes the world’s most delicious rivalry.

The Battle of Kings Mountain by Don Troiani.

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Matt and Chris listen to Frank Ocean’s nostalgia, ULTRA.

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Episode 22 – Whigging out with Opossoms in Clay County

Matt talks about clay, the stuff you make bricks with.  Chris talks about Clay, the dude with 16 counties named after him but otherwise a perennial (presidential) loser.  Matt exposes other popular counties (you may want to avert your ears). Chris finds it curious that the popularity of OJ Simpson’s original lawyers far exceeds that of many other criminals.  Matt calls Time Out on Chunky Gal Mountain.

Clay County rings in the New Years with an annual Opossom Drop.

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Chris and Matt listen to Oasis’ (What’s the Story) Morning Glory.

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Episode 21 – Tea Parties and Chowan County

The Lords Proprietors make a triumphant return.  Matt discusses the type of people residing in Shaftesbury.  Chris talks about a few famous residents of Chowan County that went on to get their own county (names).  Matt talks about presidential crimes, misdemeanors, and the beaches of Chowan County.  Chris talks about the surprisingly broad array of tea parties.

A derogatory take on the Edenton Tea Party

Chris explains why there is a dead fish on the Chowan County seal.

Matt and Chris listen to Bikini Kill’s The Singles from 1998.

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