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Story of Belle and her beau inspires Johnson family memoir

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When he was 26 years old, Josiah Johnson aimed to marry Belle Whitt, the 18-year-old daughter of a well-to-do general store owner from Marshall.   Read Story »

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Margaret Thomas, philanthropist and civic leader, dies at age 87

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Margaret S. Thomas, who helped manage her family's successful produce business, enjoyed bridge, traveling and Duke basketball and spent her retirement years supporting her church and community causes, died early Tuesday after a period of illness. She was 87.   Read Story »

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