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8590
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Horace Moore, a gunner on a B-17, had no idea when his squadron left England for a bombing mission on Germany on July 7, 1944, that he was on his last combat mission. Engine trouble forced his plane to drop out of formation over Germany, and German fighter planes soon attacked and shot it down. Moore was wounded in the leg just before he parachuted to safety. On the ground, he was captured by a hostile mob that threatened to hang him. A friendly German aided him by giving him instructions on how to protect himself. Moore spent the last nine months of World War II in a prisoner of war camp. After the war he returned to his home in Snow Hill in Greene County.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 7 Issue 6, June 1975, p20-21, il, por Periodical Website
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8591
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Carter describes Christmas celebrations in North Carolina in the decades before the American Revolution. Christmas Day was considered a holy day, but the Christmas season, which ran from December 16 to January 6, was a time for social activities. The emphasis was on hunting, horse racing, games, courting, Christmas balls, family gatherings, and caroling. It was a season for leisure. Wassailing and burning the Yule log were traditions that early settlers brought from England, and mistletoe would have been one of the more popular decorations.
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8610
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The Balloon Works, one of the country's three largest hot air sporting balloon manufacturers, is located near Statesville in Iredell County. The three owners, all ballooning enthusiasts, formed the company in Charlotte in 1972 and moved it to its present location in 1973. The company makes about one hundred balloons each year, with prices starting at $4995. Before it is sold, each balloon is checked by a test pilot certified with the Federal Aviation Administration, which also certifies the company for the production, repair, and maintenance of hot air balloons.
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9815
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During the last weekend of September, Mule Days is held in Benson. Conceived in 1949 by Garland McLamb, Mule Days is a four-day long festival designed for people to buy, sell, and pay homage to the mules. The festival is now in its twenty-sixth year and attracted over 50,000 people in 1974. Although North Carolina's mule population dwindled in the past, it has grown steadily in the last twenty years, spurred in part by Mule Days.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 43 Issue 3, Aug 1975, p18-20, il
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31564
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More than two-thirds of North Carolina is covered by forests, but the state could face a severe timber shortage in less than twenty-five years because of a lack of forest maintenance. There are issues with small landowners, who own almost eight-percent of the state’s commercial timberland. Quality trees are cut for sale but are not replanted after harvesting, leading to under stocked, deteriorating timberland.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 10 Issue 5, May 1978, p7-9, il, por Periodical Website
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31568
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Carrot Island and Bird Shoals are wilderness islands across the Beaufort waterfront. When a portion of Carrot Island was bought by a developer, a group of townspeople formed the Beaufort Nature Conservancy Council to fight the sale of lots. Several local and national organizations made sizeable contributions to buy back the land and make it nature reserve.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 10 Issue 7, July 1978, p6-9, il, por Periodical Website
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31591
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Boone, North Carolina is a mountain village, university town, tourist mecca, and industrial center, drawing people in for a variety of reasons. This article profiles Boone and highlights various tourist attractions, such as ski resorts, the Winebarger’s Grist Mill, hang gliding school, and crafts.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 9 Issue 3, Mar 1977, p7-9, il, por Periodical Website
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31594
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Leon Neal, applications engineer with the North Carolina Science and Technology Research Center, discusses imaginative methods of harnessing the sun for energy, electricity, heat, and water. Rural areas in North Carolina are particularly suited to the use of solar energy.
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31609
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The 1847 Setzer School is a restored one-room school house in Salisbury, North Carolina. Each fall, for the past two years, visiting school children experience a re-enactment of a typical school day in the nineteenth century. The experience is historically accurate as possible, demonstrating how life, culture, and educational practices have changed over one-hundred years.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 8 Issue 1, Jan 1976, p6-8, il, por Periodical Website
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31621
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New Bern is a town credited with twenty-eight significant historic “firsts”, such as the First Provincial Congress held in 1774, the state’s first church founded in 1750, and the invention of Pepsi-Cola in 1898. New Bern was also the first town in the country to celebrate the 1776 Bicentennial, and is said to have more original old buildings than any other in the nation.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 8 Issue 7, July 1976, p6-8, il, por Periodical Website
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31630
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Preliminary experimental findings indicate that bulk tobacco barns can be used successfully with off-and-on operation of their circulation systems without harming the cured leaf. The “bad” news is that the results will not be conclusive until after the growing season this year. Tests are being conducted by North Carolina State University agricultural engineers at fifteen farms in eleven North Carolina counties.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 8 Issue 9, Sept 1976, p20-21, il, por Periodical Website
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31633
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Thousands of people in the Tryon area came to the town to retire or to escape from northern city life. With a national reputation of being an affluent small town, Tryon’s have included famous actors, poets, and novelists, such as F. Scott Fitzgerald. Tryon is also valued for its temperate climate, rustic atmosphere, horseback riding and fox hunting clubs.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 8 Issue 11, Nov 1976, p7-9, il, por Periodical Website
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31639
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The small town of Farmville in Pitt County, at one time, was supported almost solely on its tobacco industry. As farming became more mechanized, the town began attracting other industries, such as textiles, apparel and metal working. Farmville now has a more balanced economy, and is within close vicinity to cultural, educational, and entertainment opportunities.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 7 Issue 4, Apr 1975, p6-8, il, por Periodical Website
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31638
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The small, rural town of Hertford is located on the Perquimans River, and has been around since the 17th century. Among Hertford’s residents is Jim “Catfish” Hunter, star pitcher for the New York Yankees. Like many others, Hunter enjoys Hertford for its fishing and friendly community.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 7 Issue 2, Feb 1975, p6-26, il, por Periodical Website
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31649
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North Carolina tobacco farmers are finding themselves between a rock and a hard place as they face an unexpected cost problem in the operation of mechanized bulk curing barns. The farmers’ concern is shared by the state’s power suppliers because the problem relates to the electricity needed to operate the curers. North Carolina State University agricultural engineers plan to begin experimenting soon to find ways of making bulk barns more energy efficient.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 7 Issue 9, Sept 1975, p16-17, il, por Periodical Website