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Buxton, the largest town on the island with about seven-hundred residents, hosts thousands of visitors each year to the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. There is also the United States Weather Station, a Naval facility, and a Coast Guard station at Buxton. With an increasing number of visitors, tourism has replaced commercial fishing as the major private industry.
Edwin Atkinson’s persistence has resulted in the erection of a temporary bridge over the Yadkin River at Siloam. The original bridge collapsed on February 23, killing Atkinson’s parents and two other people. With the support of state and federal officials, Atkinson’s request was fulfilled.
The Rural Practice Project is a new national program, administered by the University of North Carolina School of Medicine at Chapel Hill, to establish twenty-five model community medical practices in small towns throughout the United States. The aim of the program is to find new ways of providing health care to rural residents at an affordable price.
The town of Red Springs in Robeson County was named for the mineral springs that stained containers when Scotsmen first settled the area. With a racial mix of blacks, whites, and the Lumbee Indians, the town is also called North Carolina’s melting pot. This article discusses the history of Red Springs and highlights several of its residents and attractions.