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2748
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The North Carolina Folklore Society has awarded Tommy Thompson a 1995 Brown-Hudson Folklore Award for his music compositions and for preservation and performance of traditional songs.
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3564
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Bull Neck Swamp, a 5,000-acre swamp forest bordering the Albemarle Sound and Scuppernong River in Washington County, is unique in that it remains as it was when the first Europeans came. Purchase by the state in 1995 has preserved it.
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5358
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The Red Clay Ramblers, the state's celebrated mountain-and-roots string band, is marking thirty years of performing in 2002. Simpson, one of the band's original members, discusses the musical group's successes, performing, and fellowship over that interval.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 70 Issue 2, July 2002, p60-62, il, por Periodical Website
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5388
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The treacherous Diamond Shoals off the North Carolina coastline have claimed many ships. In 1921, the Carroll A. Deering fell victim to them. The crew vanished without a trace; only three ship's cats were found. The incident remains one of the state's maritime mysteries.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 70 Issue 5, Oct 2002, p104-109, il, por Periodical Website
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THE INNER ISLANDS: A CAROLINIAN'S SOUND COUNTRY CHRONICLE by Bland and Ann Cary Simpson highlights the biodiversity, geography and human history those of those oft-forgotten bits of land scattered about in the waters behind the state's barrier islands. In this excerpt from one chapter, Brown Island is discussed.
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Midway Plantation in Knightdale was built on a 1739 land grant from Lord Granville and has remained in the family since then. The house was film critic Godfrey Cheshire's mother's home and is now in possession of his first cousin. With Knightdale growing and a highway encroaching on the house, the family decided the only way to save it was to move it. Cheshire made a movie of the move titled Moving Midway. Simpson discusses the film.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 25 Issue 38, Sept 2008, p45, il Periodical Website
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20139
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Swamps lie in various regions of North Carolina, bringing unique environmental and cultural aspects to the state.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 81 Issue 3, Aug 2013, p134-136, 138, 140, 142-143, f Periodical Website
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22100
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Boatbuilding in Eastern North Carolina dates back thousands of years to cypress dugout canoes (ca.2,400 BCE) found in the waters of Lake Phelps. Simpson recounts boat types, how they were used, and the men who built them.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 81 Issue 5, May 2014, p80-82, 84, 86-117, il Periodical Website
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24815
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Rachel Carson came to the North Carolina coast in 1947 and documented much of the coastal area she explored. Much of what she described can still be found and explored today from Bird Shoal to Taylor’s Creek.
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Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue 1, Winter 2016, p6-13, il, por Periodical Website
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25581
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For the first time since the 1830s, the leaders of the 55,000-member Cherokee Nation and the 9,000-member Eastern Band of Cherokees met in joint council at Red Clay, TN. The divided people gathered to petition Congress, get the business world to notice their resources of land and labor, make friends, and make peace with the past.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 2 Issue 7, April 13-26 1984, p1, 14-15, por Periodical Website
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26395
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Bland Simpson is the author of a new book called Sound Country: A Carolinian’s Coastal Plain. Sound Country is the North Carolina region encompassing the five major and ten minor sounds. Bland offers his observations of how ecosystems in the coastal region have changed.
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Friend of Wildlife (NoCar Oversize SK 431 F74x), Vol. 45 Issue (44)4, Fall 1997, p8-9, il
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688
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The author discusses changes in the Great Dismal Swamp as well as the outlook for the area's future.
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694
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In 1907, John McNeill called the Lumbee (Lumber) River \"a tortuous, delicious flirt,\" a description that still fits today.
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2169
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The town of Chapel Hill grew up around well-preserved woods, now called Battle's Park, mainly because Kemp Battle, president of the University of North Carolina, loved and walked the tract over 130 years ago. The area was preserved in Battle's honor.
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3183
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Cedar Island National Wildlife Refuge, lying at the eastern end of Carteret County, holds 10,000 acres of the largest unchanged salt marsh in the state.
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