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Charlie's Inside Corner: August 4

Tar Heels or tar baby?

Okay, you’re going to think I am really old. Well, maybe I am! I’m going to tell you readers about a story I heard in my youth. It’s about the TAR-BABY. The TAR-BABY is the second of the Uncle Remus stories published in 1880. It is about a doll made of tar and turpentine used by the villainous Br’er Fox to entrap Br’er Rabbit. The more that Br’er Rabbit fights the TAR-BABY, the more entangled he becomes. All of that brings us to the Tar Heels of North Carolina. The more they fight the ...


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