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36188
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The capital of Carteret County has had a long history in the Crystal Coast. Dubbed Fish Town in the early 1700s, the town received its next moniker from John Motley Morehead in the 1850s. Incorporated as Morehead City in 1861, the town lives up to its original identity through its famous Blue Marlin Tournament, Seafood Festival, and Sanitary Fish Market and Restaurant.
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36987
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Through decoy carving, the man also known as “Brother” upkeeps a local tradition, while up keeping a name for himself in national collections and competitions.
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24498
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The Core Sound Decoy Carvers Guild is a group of decoy waterfowl carvers from Harkers Island. The guild began in 1987 and hosts the Core Sound Decoy Festival annually. The mission of the group is to educate new generations about decoy carving through workshops, shows, and demonstrations in order to preserve these skills for the future.
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34785
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The annual Lukens homecoming is held to remember the small community of Lukens in Carteret County. First settled during the 18th century, town residents began leaving following extensive damage from the 1933 hurricane. Today, Lukens descendants and family members return once a year to share histories of the community. Descriptions of the town and residents are given by those present. A trip to Lukens follows the remembrances. Today, some of the Lukens structures are still standing in South River, North Carolina.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 25 Issue 1, Fall-Spring 2009-2010, p7-8, il
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34784
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Bryan Salter worked for the Grit newspaper as a paperboy during his youth. Popular in southern states, the newspaper hired teens and pre-teens to deliver the paper to local residents once a week. Salter recalls various local teens employed by the paper; many of their customers were relatives or family friends. Eventually, the newspapers circulation declined and today it is no longer delivered to a subscriber base.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 25 Issue 1, Fall-Spring 2009-2010, p2-3, il, por
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34728
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This article addresses the practice of hog killing as remembered by the author. An annual event that happened between Thanksgiving and early January, community members would gather to butcher and process hogs raised on local farms. The author discusses butchery practices and some of the recipes used by their family. Many of the cuts of meat required additional preservation including salting, drying, smoking, or canning.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 23 Issue 1, Spring-Summer 2007, p11-13, il
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34754
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Community stores were a tradition in 20th century Carteret County. Carrying everything from food stuffs to household items, every store kept personalized accounts for each family. The author recalls each of the nine stores selling specialty items—one is remembered as carrying fresh farm produce, for example, while another sold handmade Moon Pies. Kib’s Store, in particular, was memorable due to it’s shotgun architectural style and distinctive lean.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 22 Issue 2, Fall-Winter 2006, p12-13, il
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34741
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The second in a series of three articles, this segment addresses the life of Daniel Reid between February and April, 1896. Daily diary entries from Reid provide insight into clerical duties and family life outside of the Church. As a local Methodist minister, Reid was required to travel locally for work and his writing documents many interactions with local communities. Due to their location in southeast North Carolina, Reid and his family also dealt extensively with malaria which is an on-going theme in the accounts.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 21 Issue 2, Fall-Winter 2005, p16-25, il, por, map
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34669
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This article discusses some of the author’s earliest memories of Morehead City. Visiting family during WWII, the author recalls the blackout practices put into effect to deter enemy attacks on shipping vessels. Houses and cars blacked out their lights while an alarm would sound in town to alert residents of nightfall. Post-war, the author describes local vernacular boatbuilding traditions and boat usage.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 18 Issue 1, Spring 2002, p7-10, il, por
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34654
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Various autograph books are housed in the Carteret County Historical Society. The earliest, dating to the 1860s, contains inscriptions from friends and family. Autograph books were a popular pastime for young people and often express their sentiments towards peers.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 17 Issue 2, Winter 2001, p18, il
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34627
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This article discusses daily life in Bogue Banks during the late 19th century. The author uses examples from her childhood to address local construction practices, food preparation, agriculture, and daily life. The theme of community and family is evident throughout the narrative and the author often depicts a self-reliant life on the Outer Banks. As local infrastructure improved, small communities usually gained a Church first followed by a school house. After the turn of the century, fishing became a predominant source of income in Salter Path for consumption in Morehead City. The narrative ends with a description of changing life in the 1920s.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 16 Issue 2, Summer 2000, p6-16, il, map
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34568
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Brinson discusses flounder gigging, a local fishing practice he recalls from his childhood. Using a light and a gig, Brinson and a family friend would wade out and attract flounder.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 11 Issue 3, Summer 1995, p5-6
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34564
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Dr. Spence worked in Morehead City as a local dentist until he lost his arm in a hunting accident. Brinson recalls meeting the dentist and the impressions he formed during his childhood.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 11 Issue 2, Spring 1995, p14-15
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34533
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Brinson remembers some of the local grocery stores in Morehaed City including El Nelson, Cherry’s, Kib Guthrie’s and Pender’s. These neighborhood markets were welcoming to their clients and provided personalized services including home grocery delivery. Brinson worked as a delivery boy for El Nelson during his childhood. He further recounts his childhood pet, a dog named Mutt, accompanying his father on grocery runs.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 10 Issue 4, Fall 1994, p5-6, il
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34531
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Brinson recalls his childhood friendship with a neighbor who lived at the boarding house across the street. Topics addressed include play, entertainment, and youth impressions of the Korean War.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 10 Issue 3, Summer 1994, p10-11