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40490
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The Fair Barn, formerly known as a site for equestrian events and exhibition hall for livestock, has more recently been given new purposes. Since the 1970s, this building, cited as the oldest surviving early 20th century exhibition hall in North Carolina, has become a popular site for community events such as weddings and concerts.
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41046
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A librarian who started the first children’s TV show in North Carolina also reflects history on her bookshelves. A college professor inspired Elinor Hawkins to start collecting A Christmas Carol. Seven decades later, a Braille and 1906 version are among her 1,000 plus copies.
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41048
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Built in the midst of war, it has been Brevard’s longtime symbol of peace. Started as Little River Methodist Episcopal Church, efforts to maintain its almost one hundred and fifty year old structure reflect McGaha Chapel’s ongoing significance to its surrounding community.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 87 Issue 7, December 2019, p124-126, 128, 130 Periodical Website
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34839
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The Christ Episcopal Church’s annual Christmas Cookie Walk has been running for almost 20 years in New Bern. Each year, parishioners donate their time and baking skills to make thousands of cookies to sell in order to fund church-supported charities. Hundreds of people buy their Christmas cookies and spend time with other community members during this event.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 86 Issue 7, December 2018, p142-148, il, por Periodical Website
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34856
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Slice Pie Company, based out of a garage in Raleigh, is run by a father and daughter team. Since 2014, they have been baking and delivering pies all over the nation. The pie crust recipe has been passed down from generation to generation, and is the reason many people come back for more.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 85 Issue 10, March 2018, p122-126, il, por Periodical Website
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34887
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Reynolda House in Winston-Salem, North Carolina has had sprawling gardens since it’s construction. But only after Mary Reynolds Babcock took over the estate after her parents’ death did they became even more extensive. She even created rooms in the house specifically for gardening and flower arranging. Her flower care notes are now on display at the Reynolda House.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 85 Issue 11, April 2018, p132-140, il, por Periodical Website
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27821
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Holiday Tours, founded in Level Cross in 1978, is a bus tour company that provides charter service and takes tourists all over the country. Nancy and Dwight Thompson started their business with just one bus and now that number has grown to 72. The goal of Holiday Tours is to make an enjoyable travel experience where 50 people who initially don’t know each other feel like family by the end of the trip.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 84 Issue 10, March 2017, p80-82, 84, il, por, map Periodical Website
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27824
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The Battle of Guilford Courthouse is now considered a decisive battle of the American Revolution. The fateful meeting between Major General Nathanael Greene and Lieutenant General Charles Cornwallis occurred on March 15, 1781, just seven months prior to Cornwallis’ surrender at Yorktown. Each year, 300 to 500 reenactors partake in the reenactment of this battle at Guilford Courthouse National Military Park.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 84 Issue 10, March 2017, p106-129, il, por Periodical Website
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27825
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The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA) includes artifacts from seven different states—North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Maryland, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Virginia. The decorative arts refer to objects created for domestic use such as furniture, pottery, and candles. The museum has objects dating from the establishment of Jamestown until the beginning of the Civil War. These pieces of art tell stories of a way of life very different from our own.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 84 Issue 10, March 2017, p130-134, 136, il, por, map Periodical Website
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28493
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The Atlantic Beach Seafood & Fresh Market’s success as a 3rd generation family business is described. The Kamile and Chandler Willis met at the restaurant, married, and now are taking control of the successful Atlantic Beach institution. Stories of the family, the couple, and the family business are told.
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28491
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Once a stagecoach stop, Washburn’s General Store in Rutherford County is where the locals eat lunch and orders come in from around the world. The history of the general store and its owners are detailed. The store has been in the family for five generations and remains a pillar of the local community.
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28492
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The Schiffman brothers run a successful fourth-generation jewelry store in Greensboro, NC. The history of the family business, the family, and their success are described.
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28550
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The history of post-mills in North Carolina and the location of a replica post mill in Dare County are detailed. Post-mills were common along the Outer Banks during the 18th and 19th centuries in Carteret, Hyde, and Dare counties. In the 1970s Lynanne Wescott built a replica post-mill located at Island Farm on Roanoke Island and it has become a local landmark.
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29160
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Foy Allen Edelman did not plan to collect over 1,000 cookbooks from across North Carolina. But now the Raleigh, North Carolina native who has her own published cookbook, has a home for her unique collection, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Already a repository for books written about, by and for women, the UNCG library special collections became the beneficiary of Edelman's collection.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 85 Issue 4, September 2017, p184-186, 188, 190, por Periodical Website
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29156
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In the height of textile production in the 1940s, company towns--towns within towns--housed thousands of workers and their families. For many of the children that grew up in Cone Mill Villages, White Oak, or Proximity Print Works, the experiences within these mill villages offer sweet memories.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 85 Issue 4, September 2017, p156-158, 160, por Periodical Website