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2010-04-09 10:06:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- How did NASCAR evolve from moonshine running and dirt tracks to a billion dollar industry and the biggest spectator sport in the United States? A new book by Daniel S. Pierce, University of North Carolina at Asheville associate professor of history, takes an unprecedented look into NASCAR's history and reveals a story that racing fans and Southern historians alike will find compelling. "Real NASCAR: White Lightning, Red Clay, and Big Bill France"...

2009-03-04 12:14:06

Police in Wilkes County, N.C., say former NASCAR driver Dean Combs has been arrested for allegedly manufacturing moonshine. The Wilkes Journal-Patriot reported Wednesday that police and state agents said Combs had been producing home-distilled alcohol in a 300-gallon still allegedly found on his property in Wilkesboro, N.C. It was a very professional, clean operation ... all stainless steel, North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement Agent Shon Tally said of the alleged still, which was found...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'