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  • 2. Alamance County by Westbrook, Kathy Grant
     
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    Alamance County is OUR STATE magazine's featured county of the month. During the colonial era, the county, then a part of Orange County, was the site of the Battle of Alamance on May 16, 1771, a fight between the forces of Royal Governor William Tryon and dissatisfied colonists called Regulators. Orange County was split in 1849, and Alamance was formed. Two industries figured prominently in the county's development--textiles and the railroad. Glencoe Cotton Mill operated from 1880 to 1954. In 1997 restoration began on the site, and thirty mill homes have been restored and sold. Elon University in Elon is a nationally recognized school. The Burlington Manufacturer's Outlet Center and the new Alamance Crossing, which opens in 2007, attract shoppers from across the state. Four wineries in the county and one in Guilford County have formed the Haw River Wine Trail to promote the wine industry.
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    Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 74 Issue 9, Feb 2007, p162-164, 166, 168, il  (Periodical website)
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    8499
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  • 3. Fayetteville by Silcox-Jarrett, Diane
     
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    Fayetteville, county seat of Cumberland County, is a city rich in history and culture. Chartered in 1783, the city is the first one in America to be named for the Marquis de Lafayette and the only namesake city he ever visited. In the early days the city was the gateway to foreign ports, with passengers and trade goods leaving for ships at Wilmington by way of the Cape Fear River. European trade returned by the same route. Visitors to the town can find much to interest them, including the Fayetteville Transportation Museum, Cape Fear Botanical Garden, the Airborne & Special Operations Museum, and the Fayetteville Museum of Art. Fayetteville is the home of Fort Bragg, a large military base with about 47,000 military personnel on active duty.
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    Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 74 Issue 9, Feb 2007, p20-22, 24-25, il  (Periodical website)
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    8496
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  • 9. Lights! Camera! ACTION! by Jackson, L.A.
     
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    In 1980, Governor James B. Hunt established the North Carolina Film Office to give the state's economy a boost through the recruitment of movies, television shows, and other similar productions. He appointed as director Bill Arnold, who was serving as director of travel and tourism. Arnold went to Los Angles and visited film studios to learn what a film company wanted from a state film office. In 1981, Hollywood came calling with its first film for production, called Brainstorm. From being unknown as a film location in 1980, the state hosted fifty-nine features and produced $655 million in production revenues by 1985. Today, the state has a resident crew-base of more than 2,000 professionals, 400 in-state production and support-service companies, eight studio complexes, and 32 soundstages.
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    Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 74 Issue 9, Feb 2007, p140-142, 144-145, il  (Periodical website)
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    8512
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