George W. Miller was very likely the half brother of R.M. Miller Jr., and a son of R.M. Miller. Census records list him as "mulatto", and he came to Charlotte with the Miller family in 1866. He was president of the Neptune Volunteer Fire Company, which was housed in quarters owned and operated by R.M. Miller SR. He was known by some as NEPTUNE GEORGE. As R.M. Miller JR was associated with D.A. Tompkins, I can only imagine his unfortunate reluctance to acknowledge their kinship.
I snort in open support of this article and The Milestone. Dilhole.. hahaha
enjoyed reading the article. I feel the need to say that her store is not not a thrift store by any means. Boutique.
Lol I think Im most partial to Dilholes. You the best Treezy! Great job!
"Last Irish Bar for Miles" is my suggestion.
Hope is so awesome! It's so cool that Ryan discovered he's related to Aaron. Hope and Aaron are some of the best people ever.
When I moved here from NY, and opened my first Queen City establishment, we actually had to submit our future restaurant's name to discover other businesses with the same name, obviously we wanted to insure there was no other local biz DBA as Lulu.. has he NOT done this, or did he just go, "fuhgidabowdit?"
It's a bad look, but unfortunately? The Chads of Dilworth and other condhole dwellers won't care either. Great article, Erin, unfortunate it had to be written.
This article rules, great job standing up for the one and only.
World Famous Milestone.
Matt, as a fellow Loafing alumnus who was no stranger to pseudonyms (once in awhile, the Music Menu would have 3-4 items with dubious bylines, all from moi), I think I speak for all the alumni in saying we cheered your dual personality on with great glee, although Greg Ford was clearly far cooler and WAY more rock n roll than the other guy. And boy, did we ever have fun sticking it to the Observer as that Tom Cruise soap opera unfolded, eh?
Awesome Erin! When I first heard about this, it got me Irish blood a boiling! I have a suggestion... Anything and I do mean Anything but Milestone!
Man it seems like I grew up at the milestone, mainly because they were a bit lax on carding people back in the day (1970s) In high school we would go hang out there every week . ... if we couldn't get in we just sat in the parking lot gettin high and listening to the bands. I saw RHCP when they were still a punk band, I saw R.E.M and the B-52s before they broke big. Hat's off to Bill Flowers . ... the Milestone is a cultural landmark every bit as valid as CBGB . .... and no, you can't use the name for your new yuppie bar I only wish GG Allin were still alive so he could go take a shit on top of the bar in your new "pub" jus sayin
Thank you!!! I mean.... did he do ANY research on the city before deciding this? Great read Erin!
why not just Sonnyboy McHughs - that would be an awesome name for an Irish pub
Well this is awesome!!
Danica,se Wendell Scott (only African American NASCAR driver) next time you complain.He raced when blacks were still being lynched,was threatened with bodily harm by his racist competitors,couldn't eat at the racetracks,having to go to the black parts of towns in which he raced,was NEVER sponsored by racist companies,not even being given tires,leading to his perpetual underfunding,and when he won the Turkey Day 200 at Jacksonville Dec.1,1963,Buck Baker,the runnerup,was announced the winner so Scott would not kiss the buxom blonde queen;
Scott was declared the winner next day,but was not given the trophy-or at least his family wasn't awarded the trophy;Scott died in 1990-until 2010FORTY-SEVEN YEARS AFTER THE VICTORY.A bit of perspective for you other posters.
Scott,is Derrike Cope an attractive woman?(He's an ugly old dude.) Still,Patrick,whom I picked to win a race in 2017,will have to improve immeasurably or her ride may disappear by 2018.
Why is Patrick getting such flack when nobody cares that Derrike Cope,who hasn't won a race since the NINETEEN-NINETY (the week my father died,incidentally) Daytona 500 is allowed to take a valuable ride from another prospective driver?(Darrell Wallace,for example.)
Speaking of bigotry,JUST WAIT until an African American NASCAR driver (the second in its nearly 70-year history) comes.I'll bet,if (s)he wins a race,they'll have to leave the racetrack under police protection after the necks threaten him or her with lynching,and some of those Bubba drivers will do their utmost to wreck him or her,even costing themselves a victory.
NASCAR fans have changed VERY LITTLE in terms of acceptance of "the other" since its 1949 inception.
I saw this yesterday it was a worthwhile movie displayed sme of the horrors of war
Ryan, thanks for emphasizing CL's writers in your story; I'm particularly happy to see Lynn Farris, Jerry Klein and Vance Cariaga mentioned, as they were dedicated stalwarts of the publication, which wouldn't have been as good without their ongoing contributions. Keep up the good work - you've kind of learned your profession "on the job," as I pretty much did. It's not easy, but it may be the best way to learn how to be good at it. Don't get discouraged about the repeated presence of assholes in our midst; you're right, it is ever thus - but so is the voice to the side giving them shit and pointing out the problem.
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