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Oct 2014 Final Web

October 2014

Luther “Wimpy”

Luther “Wimpy” Lassiter Pool Table on Display By: Wanda Lassiter, Curator, Museum of the Albemarle The Museum of the Albemarle is proud to introduce an exhibit featuring local legends who were inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame. As the Hall celebrates its 50th anniversary, the Museum of the Albemarle has highlighted twelve inductees with ties to northeastern North Carolina including Jim “Catfish” Hunter, Luther “Wimpy” Lassiter, Bobby Vaughan, and Maxine Allen. Jerry Tolley, Leon Brogden, Jim Garrison, Jethro Pugh, Francis Rogallo, Mike McGee, and Dennis Byrd are also featured along with 2013 inductee Marion Kirby, former head coach of John A. Holmes High School in Chowan County. Also on display is a pool table that belonged to Luther “Wimpy” Lassiter. Lassiter was the winner of the World Pocket Billiard Championship in years 1955, 1957, 1963, 1964, 1966, and 1967. He won the Legendary Billiard Stars Tournament in 1983 at age 65. Born 1918 in Elizabeth City, Luther reportedly received his nickname “Wimpy” from his fondness of consuming as many hot dogs as Popeye’s friend Wimpy consumed hamburgers. Luther was also considered as one of the greatest nine-ball players of all time. Contributions of graphics and research to the exhibit from Roger Williams, Chowan University, Jerry McGee, Rogallo Foundation, North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame, North Carolina State University Athletics, Joyner Library, East Carolina University, and the North Carolina Museum of History were very valuable in making this exhibit possible. The exhibit will run through November 2014. “The ultimate determinate in the struggle now going on for the world will not be bombs and rockets but a test of wills and ideas - a trial of spiritual resolve; the values we hold, the beliefs we cherish and the ideas to which we are dedicated.” - Ronald Reagan THE “If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on Earth.” Ronald Reagan

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