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13891
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As a rule, shrimpers are pessimistic by nature, but they have built up a tremendous industry along the coast of North Carolina.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 18 Issue 2, June 1950, p5, f
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14216
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North Carolina's renowned sociologist Howard W. Odum of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill says he thinks more of his bulls than his books. There are arguments and an interesting story for both the bulls and the books.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 17 Issue 52, May 1950, p3, 24, f
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16732
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Jenkins recounts the history of Ahoskie's Gallery Theatre, which is in its forty-sixth season. In 1918, J. R. Garrett and his son Eric constructed the Richard Theatre, where people could view movies or vaudeville shows. By 1962, its time had passed and there was talk of demolishing the 700-seat theatre. However, there was also talk of renovation. The building survived and the theatre began. In 1985, the Gallery Theatre was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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21777
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\"The Legion of Honor was created by Napoleon in 1802 to acknowledge services rendered to France by persons of exceptional merit.\" On February 20, 2014, the French General Consul, on behalf of President Hollande, presented the prestigious medal in a Raleigh ceremony to fourteen World War II veterans. Among them were Carl Russell Britt of Conway and Joe Dickerson of Murfreesboro. Both men were in combat in France during the war.
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23137
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Built in the 1730s, Person's Ordinary served as a tavern and a stagecoach station in Littleton, North Carolina. Local efforts by the Littleton Woman's Club led to the site's preservation and today visitors can visit this historic site.
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23150
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Sir Ralph Lane led the second failed expedition to Roanoke Island in 1585. Lane's detailed descriptions of Roanoke Island and his story became part of Paul Green's outdoor drama, The Lost Colony. Today, a mannequin of his likeness is featured at the Northampton County Welcome Center and is dressed in a Lost Colony costume designed by renowned costume designer William Ivey Long.
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23284
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Napoleon Hill paints murals on buildings in Halifax County, North Carolina. His art reveals historical aspects of eastern North Carolina.
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23279
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A Roxobel group of women of the Sandy Run Baptist Church Quilters, created a fundraiser to help raise money for local missions.
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23294
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The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission functions as wildlife protectors and wildlife law enforcers.
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23296
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The late Dr. Joe Fleetwood travelled to Antarctica in 1955 to take part in the last expedition to the South Pole.
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23290
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The Chowan River begins in Franklin, VA and is one of the major freshwater contributors to the Albemarle Sound.
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23306
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Carroll Vann discusses what it is like to fly and do tricks in a crop-duster.
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24427
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The Gallery Theatre in Ashokie, North Carolina celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. The history of the theatre began with the Richards Theatre—the former name of the theatre—which closed in the 1950s. Beginning in 1965, a group set out to revive the theatre, resulting in the opening of the Gallery Theatre in 1966. The theatre has since become a staple of Ashokie culture.
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24855
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The Aurora Fossil Museum in Beaufort County is one of the last non-admission museums in the state and last year, had at least one visitor from every state. The recent addition the PotashCorp Mine Room is hoped to attract even more visitors to the museum and the local Fossil Festival held annually in May. This year the museum will be raffling off a megalodon shark tooth to support the festival.
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38144
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The survival of a business founded in 1913 can be found in more than its Tarboro location. What has helped the store to survive two major setbacks can also be found in personality traits such as patience and determination. It is such traits that helped build good customer service and community presence for Marrow-Pitt Hardware and its four generations of store owners.