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The News-Argus is 125 today

By Dennis Hill
Published in News on April 7, 2010 1:46 PM

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The front page of the first edition of the Goldsboro Daily Argus, printed on April 7, 1885. The page contained public meeting notices, society news, commodity prices, ads for cigars and hats and a reminder that subscriptions to the new publication were still available.

Grover Cleveland had just been inaugurated as the 22nd president. The United States flag carried only 38 stars. Mark Twain had just published his new novel, "Huckleberry Finn." A practical automobile wouldn't be invented for another year. The zipper...

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