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OHS senior participates in interactive medical experience

Oxford High School senior Lauren Rechenbach-Chapman has just returned from the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine (NYLF/MED), an interactive medical educational experience held on the campus of the University of North Carolina....more >>

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Skilling sits down with Leader for Q&A

Editor's Note: Recently, Staff Writer Lance Farrell sat down with Oxford Superintendent Dr. William Skilling for a Question & Answer session to discuss various issues facing the school district....more >>
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Born August 23rd
1883: Jonathan Wainwright, U.S. general who fought against the Japanese on Corregidor in the Philippines and was forced to surrender.
1898: Albert Claude, biologist who won the 1974 Nobel for his work on the sub-structure of the cell. He never graduated from high school.
1912: Gene Kelly, dancer, choreographer and actor.
1931: H.O. Smith, molecular biologist credited with helping 'open the door' on genetic engineering.
1934: Sonny (Christian) Jurgensen, professional football player and sports announcer.
August 23rd
in history
0: Turks expel the crusaders under Frederick II from Jerusalem.
1305: Scottish patriot William Wallace is hanged, drawn, beheaded, and quartered in London.
1541: Jacques Cartier lands near Quebec on his third voyage to North America.
1711: A British attempt to invade Canada by sea fails.
1775: King George III of England refuses the American colonies' offer of peace and declares them in open rebellion.