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Catawba Alumnus and Pennsylvania Yankee Finds a Permanent Home in Salisbury

July 19, 2011

Category: Alumni


EDITOR'S NOTE: 1948 Catawba College alumnus Joe Riley grew up in New York and Pennsylvania but headed south to attend Catawba College and eventually make Salisbury his home. ;
Rileyby Mark Wineka, SalisburyPost.com ;

During my first week as a young reporter in North Carolina, I was interviewing the head of the Cabarrus County Rescue Squad when he stopped me in mid sentence.

My Northern accent led him to pose a question.

He told me — and all Southerners know this — that plain ol' Yankees come to visit and go back home where they belong. Damn Yankees come and stay. Read more...


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