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Brushy Mountain apple grower Edith Bentley claims the apples from the Bentley homestead located at the foot of Sugarloaf have a distinct taste more appealing than apples from Virginia. She and her husband have been partners growing and selling apples and making cider since their marriage in 1932.
James Larkin Pearson, aged 95, is North Carolina's poet laureate. In 1904, he worked for THE YELLOW JACKET, a paper out of Moravian Falls with a nation-wide circulation of 300,000. Pearson discusses his time in Washington, D.C., as a news correspondent.
James Larkin Pearson was North Carolina's poet laureate for the 21st year in 1974. Of the approximate three hundred poems Pearson composed, he said three may stand the test of time and believed this to be a good average. The article features those three poems.
Eng and Chang Bunker, world famous Siamese twins, married two Wilkes County sisters, Sarah and Adelaide Yates, before settling in their Traphill home. They later moved to Surry County and spent the last thirty-five years of their lives near Mt. Airy. The current owner of the Eng and Chang House entertains visiting Bunker descendants on a frequent basis.
The Historic Richmond Hill Nature Park in Yadkin County is the first combined historic-nature park in North Carolina. The park includes the home of Richmond Mumford Pearson, Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court during the Civil War and Reconstruction periods, as well as nearly five miles of nature trails.