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Between 1862 and 1867, an experimental, planned community for freed slaves existed on Roanoke Island. It was under the direction of Union soldiers. Around 3,000 Afro-Americans lived there by the end of 1863. The colony had its own schools, churches, craft businesses, a sawmill, and around 600 houses and gardens.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 36 Issue 2, Feb 2004, p14-15, il Periodical Website
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7038
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Because 2003 session of the North Carolina House of Representatives was almost evenly divided between Republicans and Democrats, Republican Richard T. Morgan of Moore County and Democrat James B. Black of Mecklenburg County agreed to share the speakership. In this CAROLINA COUNTRY interview, Black and Morgan discuss how the experiment worked.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 36 Issue 7, July 2004, p10-11, por Periodical Website
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In January 2006, North Carolina joined over thirty others states in requiring retailers to keep some common cold medicine tablets, like Sudafed, behind a counter and to get a photo ID and signature from anyone who purchases the product. These particular medications contain ephedrine and pseudoephedrine, substances which can be used to manufacture the illegal drug methamphetamine. The State Bureau of Investigation shut down nine meth labs in 1999, but expects that number to climb to four hundred in 2005.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 38 Issue 1, Jan 2006, p26-27, il, map Periodical Website
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North Carolina Solar Center, located at North Carolina State University, maintains a database of solar energy information and is one of the country's leading institutions for solar and other renewable energy.
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The western Piedmont region, which includes Mecklenburg County, where gold was first found in the nation, offers visitors many attractions. Proponents of barbecue say the state's best comes from this region. Furniture, granite, ceramic arts, and sonkers are in the area. Gery describes four places to visit: Boone's Cave Park in Davidson County, a 100-acre parks that is part of the Yadkin-Pee Dee River Trail; Oakboro in Stanly County, a town of 1,200 residents intent on preserving their small town atmosphere; Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge, Anson and Richmond counties, established in 1963 as a haven for wildlife; and Historic Danbury in Stokes County, a town rich in local history.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 38 Issue 4, Apr 2006, p59-63, il, map Periodical Website
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The alumni association of the Warren County Training School seeks to raise $3 million to preserve and restore the buildings and legacy of their alma mater. Funds from Julius Rosenwald, a Chicago philanthropist, help build what became the school in 1921. When it was destroyed by a tornado in 1931, Rosenwald funds helped build the brick building that remains today. Gery recounts the history of the school and the progress of the alumni in the restoration project.
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There are over 1,430 highway historical markers in North Carolina. The state's newest marker is located south of Tarboro on Hwy 33. It was unveiled in July 2006, on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the state's first electric cooperative, Edgecombe-Martin County Electric Membership Cooperation, and recognizes the place where an electric cooperative first brought power to rural North Carolina.
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North Carolina's population is growing. Electric cooperatives that have primarily served rural areas are adapting to service more families and commercial facilities in places that were recently croplands and woodlands. Top executives in three of North Carolina's fastest-growing cooperatives discuss changes that are occurring in their service areas: Union County; Ashe and Watauga Counties; and the Albemarle Sound area.
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North Carolina's Highway Historical Marker Program, which celebrated its seventieth anniversary in 2006, is one of the oldest and most respected of its kind in the country. There are markers in all one hundred counties, over 1,440 currently. Gery describes twenty-eight markers that highlight the important role rural people and places have had in the state's history.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 39 Issue 2, Feb 2007, p11-13, il, map Periodical Website
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In the 1970s, there were no more than ninety breeding pairs of brown pelicans in North Carolina. In 2007, there forty times that many. Gery discusses reasons for the pelican's decline, its comeback, and how its movements are tracked.
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The 2010 travel guide includes fifteen new adventures, three in each of the state's five regions, which are a mix of well-known and not-so-well-known places.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 42 Issue 4, Apr 2010, p37-39, 44-63, il, map Periodical Website
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Adela and Javier Herrera came to Surry County from Mexico in the 1970s, working first in tobacco and textiles and later in pre-fabricated metal buildings. They later bought into the business and in 1997 began their own manufacturing business, Carolina Carports. Today the company has a network of 2,500 dealers and sales centers in twenty-eight states. Carolina Carports ships over one hundred and ten truckloads of steel buildings each week.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 42 Issue 8, Aug 2010, p18, il, por Periodical Website
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Hurricane Irene made landfall at Cape Lookout on August 27, 2011. With hurricane force winds extending ninety miles out and tropical storm winds extending 290 miles, the storm moved slowly northward at fifteen miles an hour, creating a wide path of destruction. Gery recounts how the storm affected electric cooperatives in the eastern part of the state.
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They say the spirit of independence was born in Halifax County, and when you visit, you are certainly free to take advantage of the many opportunities. These include heritage sites, outdoor recreation sites, and shopping areas.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 44 Issue 4, Apr 2012, p54-55, map, f Periodical Website
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Conflict came to North Carolina early in the Civil War when a combined Army, Navy, and Coast Guard expedition attacked the forts at Hatteras Inlet on August 28, 1861. Gery recounts the events.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 44 Issue 8, Aug 2012, p14-15, il Periodical Website
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