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5 Fun Facts About February 10 In North Carolina History

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1. In 1865, the town of Fayetteville, North Carolina, was captured by Union forces during the American Civil War. The town would later become the site of the last major Confederate army surrender at Bennett Place in Durham, NC.

2. On February 10, 1906, the Charlotte Knights minor league baseball team was founded. The team would go on to win the International League championship in 1993 and 1999.

3. In 1960, the first public library in Wilson, North Carolina, opened its doors. The Wilson County Public Library system now boasts four branches and a mobile unit.

4. Eastern North Carolina was hit by a devastating ice storm on February 10, 2014, which led to widespread power outages and travel disruptions. Some residents were without power for more than a week.

5. On February 10, 2020, researchers from Duke University published a study in the journal "Nature Medicine" that showed promising results for a new treatment that uses a genetically modified virus to attack brain tumors. The treatment has shown success in early clinical trials and could have major implications for cancer treatment in the future.
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