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Courthouse shootout play draws fire

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A Carroll County playwright feels that, after almost a century, the time has come to dramatize a piece of local history.

By Christopher Brooke, Reporter

HILLSVILLE — Drama arising from the idea to observe the 100th anniversary of the 1912 courthouse shootout with a play isn't unexpected, says playwright Frank Levering. But he still feels the story needs to be told.
Questions remain about where a play would be held and who would participate in the observance about the violent confrontation between members of the Allen family and Carroll officials.


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