Welcome Back to Comboland

In the late 80s there was an album (yes, I have it on vinyl) called Welcome to Comboland that highlighted the latest NC bands including the Accelerators, the Connells and Don Dixon. With reunions of the dBs, Arrogance (with Don Dixon) and others, there is a resurgence of the Comboland tag. See the below article from the News and Observer and watch the YouTube video of The Fabulous Knobs featuring Terry Anderson, Jack Cornell and David Enloe who went on to form The Woods.

Next time you’re on YouTube.com, search for the term comboland. But don’t do it unless you have some time to kill, because you’ll want to watch everything that turns up — an amazing assortment of 1980s-vintage videos of Glass Moon, Arrogance, PKM, Fabulous Knobs and other long-ago local favorites, filmed by Steve Boyle.

If all goes according to plan, this will be part of a documentary called “Return to Comboland.”

“I put the stuff on YouTube as a test, to see if anybody cared,” says Boyle, an Emmy-winning filmmaker who lives in Nashville, Tenn. “If not, fine, they’d all go back in the closet.

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Pauline Batts Yarborough

Meg’s great-aunt passed away over the weekend. Below is her obituary.

Pauline Batts Yarborough, 89, died February 24, 2007 at the Oaks of Carolina in Raleigh. Born in Wake County, near Garner, Pauline moved to Cary along with her family in 1920. She graduated from Cary High School in 1934 and attended Hardbarger’s Business School in Raleigh. She worked for the Hospital Care Insurance Company in Raleigh and for builders Jefferson Sugg and Clint Williams in Cary.

Surviving are: her sister, Lucille Batts Craddock and numerous nephews, nieces, great nephews, and great nieces.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Florence Margaret Crocker Batts; father, James Fitzhugh Batts; sisters, Laura Elizabeth Batts, Florence Batts Kilpatrick, Daisy Batts Craddock, and Dorothy Batts Winstead; brothers, James Fitzhugh Batts, Jr., Lonnie Crocker Batts, and Frank Avery Batts; and her husband, Dr. Frank Ray Yarborough.

A funeral service will be held 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 28, 2007 at First United Methodist Church of Cary on Academy Street. The family will receive friends prior to the service at 2:00 p.m. at the church in the narthex by Waldo Street. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Cary.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Cary, 117 South Academy Street, Cary, NC 27511.

Arrangements by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home in Cary.

Timberwolves Clinch Division Title

Peter and Grace’s Pee Wee Basketball team improved to 9-1 with a win in their 4th game in 8 days that clinched the Division Title. They have 1 more game next Saturday. With a win, they can capture the League Title.

It was a good win yesterday, as they came off their first loss of the year on Thursday night. Peter scored 5 points on Saturday and Grace got her first rebound.