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When George Vanderbilt chose Frederick Law Olmsted, the nation's most famous landscape architect, to design his grounds at Biltmore Estate, the two men differed over the direction of the project. Olmsted wanted an arboretum; Vanderbilt wanted a park. They eventually settled on restoring the forests and setting aside some lands for gardens. Olmsted died in 1903. One hundred years later his dream of an arboretum was realized with the construction in Asheville of the North Carolina Arboretum.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 79 Issue 11, Apr 2012, p88-111, il, por Periodical Website
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Chip Holton has created sketches, landscapes, watercolors, portraits, murals and sculptures and had built houses and designed buildings. Twenty years ago he met Dennis Quaintance, an hotelier from Greensboro who owned the Proximity Hotel and the O. Henry Hotel. When he was building the Proximity in 2006, Quaintance hired him to do all the artwork for the rooms--500 works of art--to be finished by summer's end. When he finished, Holton was hired to paint for the O. Henry and given the title Artist-in-Residence. To date, he has completed over 800 works of art for Quaintance.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 80 Issue 3, Aug 2012, p19-21, il, por Periodical Website
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Gertrude Carraway led the campaign to reconstruct Tryon Palace. Carraway, who was a preservationist, historian, journalist, and a force to be reckoned with, gave fifty years of continuous service to the state through the N.C. Historical Commission. She died in New Bern, May 7, 1993, at age 96.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 80 Issue 4, Sept 2012, p48-50, 52, 54, 56, il, por Periodical Website
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Sharon Twiddy didn't plan to move to the Outer Banks or to restore old buildings and own real estate. However, thirty-five years ago her husband, Doug, convinced her that the coast was a great place to live. Among the places they have restored are the U.S. Life Saving Station, the Lewark-Gray House, and the Corolla School.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 80 Issue 5, Oct 2012, p32, 34, 36, il Periodical Website
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In the 1960s, Robert Hart, a Hickory physician and preservationist, purchased 200 acres outside the city limits. There he collected ninety-two buildings from Catawba and surrounding counties and created a place that imitates village life. With the help of his wife, he decorates the buildings with furniture from the time period in which they were built.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 80 Issue 5, Oct 2012, p20, 22, 24, 26, il Periodical Website
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Those buried at St. Philips Church in Old Salem are remembered with a 12-foot hunk of red granite on which are listed the 131 names or parts of names of those buried there. The cemetery had been forgotten until the 1990s when it was discovered by archeologists who excavated and identified the graves.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 80 Issue 5, Oct 2012, p28, 30-30, il Periodical Website
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17771
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A new exhibit at Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington uses spools of thread from abandoned mills to highlight North Carolina's textile industry.
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Central Piedmont Community College may not be the most likely place, but the school has built a program around film-making that is launching some impressive careers in advertising and movies.
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Jockey's Ridge, located at Nag's Head on the Outer Banks, is the East Coast's tallest sand dune. Now a state park, it is the only one that moves. Over the years, its shifting and moving sands have swallowed a hotel, miniature golf course, a cemetery and a fishing village. It is also North Carolina's most visited state park.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 80 Issue 8, Jan 2013, p122-126, 128, 130, il Periodical Website
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Pittsboro, county seat of Chatham County, is featured in Our State Magazine's Tar Heel Town of the Month section. One thing that makes Pittsboro distinctive is that it has its own currency. Places to visit there include the Carolina Tiger Rescue, Starlight Mead, the Oak Leaf Restaurant, Circle City Books & Music, and The Woodwright's School and Tool Shop. Owner Roy Underhill is known by everyone and he is featured on his PBS show.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 80 Issue 9, Feb 2013, p32-34, 36, 38-40, il Periodical Website
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Victoria Livengood grew up on a farm near Thomasville. She began her education at UNC-Chapel Hill in pre-law, but after a course in choir, her professor convinced her to switch her major to voice. She later won the Metropolitan Opera auditions and began her career as an international opera star.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 80 Issue 11, Apr 2013, p22, 24-25, il Periodical Website
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Where the Wright Brothers once flew, hang gliders now soar from Jockey's Ridge on the Outer Banks. In all began in 1974 when John Harris opened Kitty Hawk Kites in the garage of the old Nags Head Casino. Now, forty-one years later, there are fifteen retail stores along the state's coastline with plans to open more across the Southeast. Besides the flying school at Nags Head, he has another in New Hampshire, and he has taught over half a million people how to fly.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 80 Issue 12, May 2013, p160-164, 166, 168-171, il, por Periodical Website
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Perry recounts how two deep sea divers and underwater welders, Tim Ferris and Bob Weihe, started The Blue Ridge Distilling Company, located twenty miles south of Morganton, and are revolutionizing the way whisky is made.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 81 Issue 5, Oct 2013, p176-180, 182, il Periodical Website
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The place with distinction statewide and national began in 1891 as Women’s College. Known now as the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, its alumni have earned distinction as Pulitzer Prize winning historians, NASA astronomers, and acclaimed artists. Distinction earned from local sources came from alumni like Alice Irby. Information about Irby noted her marks of distinction such as involvement with the 1960 Woolworth’s sit-ins.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 81 Issue 8, Jan 2014, p54-58, 60, 62-63 Periodical Website