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Bill Leslie's Carolina Conversations

The Coolest Middle Name

Posted October 15, 2009 11:34 a.m. EDT
Updated October 16, 2009 4:28 a.m. EDT

Thank you. Thank you very much! I just won the WRAL newsroom “Coolest Middle Name” contest. Augustus is my middle name. It’s an old family name that’s been passed down at least four generations. Some days I like it. Other days it seems pretentious. My friends bring me down to size by calling me Willie Gus.

What is your middle name? I’ll give the following prizes to the person with the coolest middle name: a copy of my book and CD Blue Ridge Reunion and a pair of tickets to the Bill Leslie & Lorica concert at Louisburg College tonight 10/16/09.  You will also have a chance to see my father’s art exhibit which opens today at Louisburg. By the way, his middle name was Augustus, too.

And now the winner of the Art Contest: dnrkearney2!  Please send me your email so I can tell you about your prizes. Thanks!