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The Friends of Oberlin Cemetery Need Your Help!

Photo credit: John Morris

Photo credit: John Morris

Can you donate a couple hours of your time this weekend to help the Friends of Oberlin Cemetery preserve an important Raleigh historic landmark? We invite the community to join them in their effort to protect and preserve Raleigh’s 140 year-old African American Oberlin Cemetery.

The Friends are sponsoring an Oberlin Cemetery Community Clean Up this Saturday, March 29, from 8:30 a.m. until 12 noon at the site, which is located at 1014 Oberlin Road. Volunteers are asked to come dressed for yard work and debris removal.

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The Renaissance of a Raleigh Landmark: The Merrimon-Wynne House Opens Its Doors on Historic Blount Street

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sparkle of elegance returns to Blount Street

Goodnight Raleigh staff were invited to the grand opening of the renovated historic Merrimon-Wynne House last Friday night; and it was a grand celebration indeed. The event was attended by 400 guests who enjoyed delectable hors d’oeuvre, tasty cocktails and a lively jazz band. Attendees were invited to explore the mansion from the formal public rooms on the first floor, private chambers on the second, and, ascending the monumental staircase, all the way to the utilitarian attic above.

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Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! And all the best for 2014!

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you from the Goodnight Raleigh staff. We wish you all the best for a happy and wholesome New Year.

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Olivia Raney Library, Raleigh, N.C.
by Raleigh Boy

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Raleigh’s long lost Olivia Raney Library is the subject of this week’s Flashback Friday postcard. The beautifully detailed building, which, to me, evoked the image of a grand ‘Italian palazzo,’ once stood prominently at the corner of Hillsboro and Salisbury Streets, opposite the State Capitol.

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