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Reevy recounts the history of one of the shortest rail lines in the country. The short-run Carrboro Branch line between Chapel Hill and Carrboro has served its unique purpose for more than a century. Incorporated in 1873 as the Chapel Hill Iron Mountain Railroad Company, the ten-mile railroad was to serve an iron mine. Construction of the road began in 1879, but the company soon ran out of money. The mine was never a success, and ownership passed through several large railroad companies. Today, the line carries coal to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Cogeneration Facility three times a week as well as other freight for the area. About the mid-20th-century, Carrboro native and folksinger, Elizabeth “Libba” Cotton wrote a famous song, called “Freight Train,” about the Carrboro train as she knew it.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 73 Issue 6, Nov 2005, p148-150, 152-153, il Periodical Website
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The Highlands Biological Station was founded in 1927 and is part of the University of North Carolina system. The station includes a botanical garden, nature center, research facilities, and public programs. The center focuses on interpreting the natural and cultural heritage of the Southern Appalachians.
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Built in 1874, the Briggs Building in Raleigh was the tallest in Eastern Carolina. Briggs Hardware occupied it from 1874 to 1995. When the store moved, the building stood empty for two years and was damaged by Hurricane Fran. A grant spearheaded by the A.J. Fletcher Foundation restored the building during 1997 and 1998. Currently the Raleigh City Museum occupies the basement and first floor, and three nonprofit groups occupy the other three floors.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 68 Issue 6, Nov 2000, p134-136, il Periodical Website
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Late October is the time of ghosts and goblins, of things that glow in the dark or go bump in the night, and a dog howling in the distance. Four creepy Tar Heel tales capture the spookiness of Halloween.
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3218
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Bahama, population 500, in Durham County, represents a time when life in a rural farming village was slow and close knit. Intensive growth and development threatens the community's identity, and some residents consider incorporation a way to save it.
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2332
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Competition for drink sales and from large chain drugstores has almost brought an end to the old-time drugstore soda fountain. However, a number still operate across the state, with the Piedmont having the most in places like Star and Mount Pleasant.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 63 Issue 1, June 1995, p22-26, il
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