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8597
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County-by-county listing of good news from 1982 includes awards won and new buildings or renovations begun or completed. The first phase of the $1 million Pinebridge recreation-amusement-shopping complex in Spruce Pine in Mitchell County opened to the public and a Christmas tree from Ashe County was selected for the Blue Room of the White House.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 50 Issue 8, Jan 1983, p8-10, 25-30, 32-51, il, por
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8834
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County-by-county listing of good news from 1980 includes awards won and new buildings or renovations begun or completed. The Museum of North Carolina Handicrafts opened in Waynesville last year and Bertie County organized a Crime Watch Program.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 48 Issue 8, Jan 1981, p8-9, 25-28, 34-56, il, por
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9167
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County-by-county listing of good news from 1976 includes awards won and new buildings or renovations begun or completed. For example, Elk Park in Avery County got a new fire department and police department and the job market in Lincoln County is steadily improving.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 44 Issue 8, Jan 1977, p8-9, 23-57, il, por
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9237
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Born in 1900, the author relates her early life in Wilkes County. Twenty-six families lived on the Brushy Mountains in log cabins. The author describes herbs, roads, as well as a visit to the top of the mountains.\r\n
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 47 Issue 5, Oct 1979, p21-23, 46, il
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9274
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County-by-county listing of good news from 1978 includes awards won and new buildings or renovations begun or completed. The new Alex Vale Furniture company in Alexander County is nearing completion and gross retail sales in Macon have skyrocketed in the last year.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 46 Issue 8, Jan 1979, p8-9, 25-54, il, por
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9286
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County-by-county listing of good news from 1979 includes awards won and new buildings or renovations begun or completed. A Personnel Rapid Transfer (PRT) vehicle will now shuttle between Duke University North and the older buildings of the complex and a new 10-mile section of U.S. 19-129 Highway opened in Murphy.\r\n
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 47 Issue 8, Jan 1980, p8-9, 25-54, il, por
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24684
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An anecdotal history of Onslow is provided, with a particular focus on the early 1900s.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 22 Issue 22, March 1955, p16-17, il, por
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26815
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According to William Towell, executive vice president of the American Forestry Association, the conservation story is not all negative. There has been real progress in addressing air and water pollution, pesticide control, solid waste disposal, and wildlife management.
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Friend O’ Wildlife (NoCar Oversize SK 431 F74x), Vol. 28 Issue 6, June 1981, p4-5
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27040
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INDY’s editor in chief, Jeffrey Billman, reflects on his observations about the Triangle since he arrived in January. He learned that North Carolina is spread out, has numerous festivals and fairs, a plethora of hiking trails, a great Greenway system, and unpredictable weather. Raleigh is a huge small town trying to become a big city and it’s expensive, but the people are unnervingly nice.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 32 Issue 51, Dec 2015, p5-6, il Periodical Website
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33671
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While at a meeting between the governors of North and South Carolina, when the drinks of the two were not refilled fast enough, Governor Dudley was reported saying “it is a long time between drinks”. Later Governor Morehead used this line as a callback when negotiating an extradition with Governor Hammond of SC.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 6 Issue 36, Feb 1939, p12, il
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33673
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While attending the Cumberland County Fair, Bladen County farmer J.W. Smith was asked to assist in handling a hot air balloon while it was being inflated. As the winds began to pick up, everyone let go and smith’s foot was caught in one of the lines and the balloon carried him up and put him down over two miles away.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 5 Issue 11, Aug 1937, p5, 18
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34473
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This article is a segment of an oral history with Alton Taylor, who recalls taking agricultural produce to Virginia in his father’s sharpie. Vessel dimensions are given, along with details of the trip.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 8 Issue 2, Spring 1992, p8
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34476
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This article is a segment of an oral history with Alton Taylor, who recalls catching oysters for sale. Descriptions of his family’s boat and oystering locations are also included.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 8 Issue 3, Summer 1992, p9, il, por
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34482
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This article is a reprint of an essay written by Charles Bell, 1907. The essay describes a local farm owned by Emeline Pigott, a Confederate supporter during the Civil War. Emphasis is placed on notable terrain features, agriculture, and daily life.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 8 Issue 4, Fall 1992, p7-8, il
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34490
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Lucas details growing up in Morehead City during the 1930s. She addresses various aspects of daily life including household chores, food preparation, and livestock. There are also personal recollections of the 1933 hurricane.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 9 Issue 2, Spring 1993, p14-17