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In 1772 a number of Moravians moved from Pennsylvania to the North Carolina Piedmont. The settlers kept detailed records. When Winston-Salem decided to preserve Salem as it was in the 18th century, they turned to these records. Graff recounts information about the town and how it exists in the 21st century.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 80 Issue 6, Nov 2012, p102-121, il Periodical Website
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Maggie Valley, located in Haywood County, is featured in Our State Magazine's Tar Heel Town of the Month section. Graff describes it as \"an eccentric town in a mysterious mountain setting.\"
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 80 Issue 7, Dec 2012, p32-34, 36-38, 40, 42-44, 46, 48-49, il Periodical Website
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The North Carolina Symphony is observing its eightieth anniversary this year. Graff discusses the eighty years of playing and what goes on behind the scene to bring the music to life.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 80 Issue 7, Dec 2012, p76-82, 84, 86, 88, 90, 92, 94-95, il, por Periodical Website
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Graff reports on the activities of pilots, crewmen, ground crews, and others who work at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro.
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Vollis Simpson of Wilson began molding metal into artwork when most people were thinking of retirement. He calls his creations whirligigs. They are made from scrap metal, nuts, bolts, fans, and whatever else is available, and Simpson assembles them into giant, wind powered sculptures of machinery that spin and whirl. His machines have stood on his property for years but now are under restoration for placement in a park in Wilson. In 2011, he was a recipient of the North Carolina Award, the highest civilian honor given to a North Carolina resident or native.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 80 Issue 8, Jan 2013, p96-98, 100, 102, 104, il, por Periodical Website
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Sylvan Heights Bird Park and Eco Center, located in Scotland Neck in Halifax County, is one of North Carolina's best-kept secrets. Mike and Ali Lubbock operate the center which boasts the largest collection of waterfowl in the world and is a conservation and research orientated center for birds, especially rare and endangered waterfowl. Sylvan contains about 2,000 birds. The park opened to the public in 2006.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 80 Issue 9, Feb 2013, p72-85, il, por Periodical Website
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Landscape artist Chris Wilson is at work on a large project. He'll paint one hundred large-scale paintings of landscapes along U.S. 64, which stretches 563 miles across the state. The project will be titled \"Murphy to Manteo--An Artist's Scenic Journey.\" He has completed thirty paintings to date, and some are huge--sixteen feet tall and a dozen feet wide. Some of the paintings already hang in the North Carolina Museum of History.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 80 Issue 10, Mar 2013, p92-96, 98, 100-102, 104, 106-108 Periodical Website
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For the first seven months of World War II, German U-Boats ruled the Eastern seaboard of the United States. Waters off North Carolina's Outer Banks were a favorite hunting ground as night after night explosions at sea signaled the sinking of another Allied ship. By the time the Germans withdrew their U-Boats in July, over 400 ships were sunk or damaged from New England to New Orleans and 5,000 sailors were killed. Over sixty ships went down off the Outer Banks.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 80 Issue 11, Apr 2013, p50-52, 54, 56-58, 60, il Periodical Website
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Graff relates some interesting information about the gorillas that live at the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 80 Issue 11, Apr 2013, p78-84, 86-88, il Periodical Website
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Captain Ernie Foster's father, Captain Ernal Foster, started the first charter boat business on North Carolina's Outer Banks in 1937. Locals laughed at him at first and wondered how such an undertaking could be successful; yet, over the years his business grew and prospered. Captain Ernie is probably the last captain in the original family. Sports fishing, however, is a big competitor of commercial fishing, and Captain Ernie works to keep his family fleet that fishes for fun.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 80 Issue 12, May 2013, p130-134, 136-138, 140, 142-144, il, por Periodical Website
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Karen Amspacher works to preserve Harkers Island's heritage. She has, among other activities, served as editor of the newsletter THE MAILBOAT, head of the Core Sound Decoy Museum, cookbook compiler, and fundraiser for the new decoy museum building.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 80 Issue 12, May 2013, p146-148, 150, 152, 154, 156, 158, il, por Periodical Website
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Some love her, some hate her, but Pat Cotham is shaking things up as the controversial chairman of the Mecklenburg County Commission.
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A local rock band called Matrimony began in 2008 when lead singers Ashely Hardee and Jimmy Brown met. Hardee's brothers, Jordan and C.J., round out the band. This article details the band's story, their musical journey, and their goals for the future.
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The Roasting Company has served rotisserie chicken for over twenty years and has become a popular restaurant in south Charlotte. After the local beer movement began a few years ago, Roasting Company owner Doug Bell decided to add a bar to the eatery.
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With the rise of black deaths at the hands of police officers, Charlotte barber Shaun Corbett developed the idea for a program called Cops & Barbers. The program began as a series of forums held in barbershops where young black men and cops talk to each other. It has since grown to include community service activities. The program gained national attention and President Obama’s office recognized it as a model for establishing relationships between cops and young black men.
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