Access to articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.

Search Results


16 results for "Our State" issue:Vol. 73 Issue 12, May 2006
< PREV PAGE OF 2 NEXT >



  • 4. Water World by Lee, Misti C.
     
    Author(s):
    Abstract:
    The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores has been closed to the public for nearly three years. During that time, the $25 million expansion has tripled its space and increased the full-time staff from fourteen to forty. The planned date for reopening is May 19, 2006. During the closure, many of the animals were given away or loaned to other aquariums, science centers, and teaching facilities. The aquarium will be stocked with 3,000 aquatic animals, including jellyfish, river otters, tiger sharks, sea nettles, and triggerfish. A highlight of the Living Shipwreck exhibit will be a replica of the German submarine U-352, which was sunk off North Carolina in 1942 by the U.S. Coast Guard cutter ICARUS.
    Source:
    Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 73 Issue 12, May 2006, p146-148, 150, 152-154, il  (Periodical website)
    Record #:
    7793
    Full Text:
    Print View
  • 5. Island Treasures by Oesterreich, Bryan A.
     
    Abstract:
    The Roanoke Island Festival Park has two very special venues of North Carolina heritage -- the Adventure Museum and the Outer Banks History Center. The Adventure Museum is a facility designed to provide a hands-on experience for visitors and is set up in chronological order so people can explore the 400 years of Outer Banks history. The museum targets school children in fourth and eighth grade history classes. Students can meet a pirate, dress up in Elizabethan clothing, and learn navigation with 16th-century tools. The North Carolina State Archives administers the Outer Banks History Center that collects and preserves the history and culture of the North Carolina coast. Among the holdings are historian David Stick's extensive collection of Outer Banks' materials, maps, and oral histories.
    Source:
    Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 73 Issue 12, May 2006, p118-120, 122, 124-125, il  (Periodical website)
    Record #:
    7791
    Full Text:
    Print View
  • 11. A Breed Apart by Farlow, Shannon
     
    Author(s):
    Abstract:
    The plight of bald eagles, manatees, and whales is well-known, but how many individuals know of endangered species like the Tunis sheep, Milking Devon, Tamworth hogs, or Pineywoods cattle. These are farm animals that were once staples of small family farms for hundreds of years. Some of them, like the Pineywoods cattle, were brought to America by Spaniards in the 1500s. Several breeds of American livestock have disappeared altogether. Farlow discusses the work of the American Breeds Livestock Conservancy. The group organized in Vermont in 1977 and later relocated to Pittsboro in 1985. The organization works to preserve the once-thriving animals for future generations. ALBC has three goals: research rare breeds, provide assistance to farmers and livestock breeders, and educate the public about these disappearing animals.
    Source:
    Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 73 Issue 12, May 2006, p186-188, 190, 192, il  (Periodical website)
    Subject(s):
    Record #:
    7796
    Full Text:
    Print View
  • 12. Rockingham County by Waller, Britta
     
    Author(s):
    Abstract:
    Rockingham County and its county seat, Wentworth, are named for the second Marquess of Rockingham, Charles Watson Wentworth. Although British, he was very popular among the colonists for securing the repeal of the Stamp Act. Tobacco was a major economic force in the county at one time, with the American Tobacco Company as the largest employer. Visitors can find many activities in a number of small county towns, including antique shopping and a new proposed equestrian center in Reidsville, arts and crafts in Madison, and outfitting companies in Eden and Madison that market the county's river recreation. A number of festivals celebrate the community in the spring and summer and include a folk festival, pottery festival, and the Charlie Poole Music Festival.
    Source:
    Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 73 Issue 12, May 2006, p226-228, 230, il  (Periodical website)
    Record #:
    7802
    Full Text:
    Print View

< PREV PAGE OF 2 NEXT >