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34389
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The abundance of Longleaf Pine trees in North Carolina offered a much-needed resource in the colonies where a flow of goods depended on shipping. Tar, pitch, and turpentine were also essential exports. By 1840, North Carolina produced almost ninety-six percent of all naval stores in the country.
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38120
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Pirates found a profitable place in Eastern North Carolina because of shoals creating treacherous sailing conditions and inlets providing multiple traveling routes. Pirates also found a welcoming living environment due to the citizenry’s relatively relaxed attitudes about their lifestyle and authorities condoning activities like smuggling and wrecking. Additional proof the presence of pirates was not confined to Blackbeard were profiles of Stede Bonnet, Calico Jack Rackham, Anne Bonny, Mary Read, Charles Vane, Edward Low, George Lowther, and Richard Worley.
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38129
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Early Station’s depot closing can be easily explained: Atlantic Coast’s ceasing operation meant the closure of a station once providing passage to towns like Ahoskie and Norfolk three times a day. The more recent spelling of the town’s name as Earleys can be explained as an error; it was named for the Early family. As for the light seen around the abandoned depot, it has yielded no explanation and much speculation. Speculations for this phenomenon: stories always involving a man’s decapitation and everlasting search by the man’s spirit for his head.
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38138
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Traditions associated with Christmas, German immigrant style, are still part of the Yuletide season for many North Carolinians. Traditions traced back to German immigrants also with a religious base include the Moravians’ Putz, a nativity related decoration, and Lebkuchen, a cookie. A holiday tradition with a somewhat dubious origin was the Christmas tree, this decoration possibly brought in by Hessian soldiers during the Revolutionary War.
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38146
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Quilting through the centuries has experienced vast changes in purposes and patterns. Originally a padding for Crusaders’ armor, it gained popularity in the United States through communities such as Amish, community quilting bees, and fads such as the Log Cabin and crazy quilt. Quilting still has a presence in many communities through church quilting groups and community center classes, who can teach styles such as appliqued or pierced.
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39419
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Two versions talk about a ghost of a young girl dying of fever at the Chowan Baptist Female Institute (now Chowan University). Because of sightings, the legend grew and even W. B. Edwards, an early college president) encouraged the stories of 'The Brown Lady.' In the 1940's and 50's the college held a Brown Lady Festival. Even the literary magazine of Chowan University is called 'The Brown Lady.'
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39425
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The Story of Making Soap and Candles is written by Janice Cole Hopkins, an artist in Bertie County and author of 10 inspirational novels.
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39460
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The article talks about the Anglican Church, the Quaker Church, St. Thomas Episcopal church at Bath; St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Edenton; and Shiloh Baptist Church in Perquimans County
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