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  • 1. Governor Stone's Forgotten Grave by Swift, Vance E.
     
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    David Stone served in the North Carolina House of Commons, State Supreme Court Judge, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, and as Governor of North Carolina from 1810 to 1812. Stone owned Hope Plantation, in Bertie County, and in 1799, he built Rest-Dale Plantation in Wake County. Stone, a successful politician and businessman, chartered the Neuse River Transportation Company that sought to open the Neuse River for water transportation between New Bern and Raleigh. As governor, Stone advocated the use of state funds for social improvements. His primary focus was the development of a public education system, based on the Lancastrian method that would made education available to all students regardless a family's ability to pay tuition.
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  • 4. We May Dig Up Some Answers by James, Hunter
     
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    The mystery of the Lost Colony continues to fascinate historians. While there is still no evidence explaining the fate of the colony, new evidence has expanded our knowledge of the Roanoke Island colony. Park Ranger Phillip Evans argues that, while there is no evidence proving so, theories on the colony moving to the Chesapeake or to Croatoan Island have merit. Evans also discusses recent archeological findings that challenge previous notions on the village's structure. Excavations of colonial watchtowers in Wolstenholme, VA, match similar findings reached on Roanoke Island, suggesting that similar structures were built in both locations. Evans hopes that through further archeological studies, a greater understanding of the fate of the Roanoke Colony will be obtained.
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