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The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Stokes County historian Bob Carroll passes away at 104

(By Leslie Bray, The Stokes News) - A treasured part of Stokes County history has been lost. Longtime historian of the county, Robert “Bob” Carroll, passed from this life on Tuesday afternoon, March 6, just a little over a month after he celebrated his 104th birthday. The cause of death is listed as complications of pneumonia.

Residents of Stokes came to know Carroll as a living encyclopedia of “who was kin to whom” in these parts. He authored a book on the subjects of local genealogy and history. For 27 years, he penned a popular column for the Danbury Reporter entitled “Old, Odd and Other Things.”

“As a historian he dedicated his life to preserving Stokes County history and taught us all that in discovering our roots we find ourselves,” said Emmy-winning FOX 8 WGHP news reporter/anchor, Chad Tucker.


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