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North Carolina’s first couple, Bill and Ida Friday: A blessed 70-year union


Born in the Roaring Twenties, teenagers during the Great Depression and newlyweds during World War II, Bill and Ida Friday could have arrived in Chapel Hill as world-weary wrecks, but instead they blew in on a cold, rainy winter day in 1946 and made this town their forever home, and the University of North Carolina the adopted child they would raise like one of their own. (Carrboro Citizen)


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