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13950
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North Carolina has adopted a number of symbols to represent the State; they include the flag, bird, song, motto, colors, seal and flower.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 18 Issue 16, Sept 1950, p11, 36
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16407
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The Holy Ghost Shell, or the Sand Dollar, is found along the beaches and strands of the Atlantic seaboard and in profusion along the beaches of North Carolina. When the shell is broken open, several symbols are revealed that includes the star of Bethlehem, the Easter Lily, and five points symbolic of the five wounds given Christ before crucifixion.
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18012
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In 1995 the NC General Assembly passed a bill designating the sweet potato as the state vegetable. It was done not because the legislators admired its versatility or its tastiness, but because of the persistence of a Wilson fourth grade teacher and her students. Shaffer recounts how Celia Batchelor and her fourth grade class at Wilson's Elvie Street School began a campaign in 1993 to make the sweet potato the state vegetable. It was not without opposition from newspapers and the Legislature, but persistence won out.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 80 Issue 6, Nov 2012, p140-142, 144, 146, 148, il, por Periodical Website
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18947
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A number of articles have appeared in magazines and newspapers in support of various birds to become the state symbol. Wicker gives his reasons for choosing the quail.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 10 Issue 37, Feb 1943, p3
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21863
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There are about 175 species of butterflies in the state. The eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly is perhaps the most recognizable with its yellow body with black stripes and a wingspan between three and six inches. In 2011 Frances Parnell and the Cape Fear Garden Club, Inc. of Wilmington began lobbying the NC General Assembly for a North Carolina Butterfly Symbol, and in June 2012 the eastern tiger swallowtail was so named.
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22222
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In 1965 the NC General Assembly passed a piece of legislation. It selected a sea shell symbolic of the state. To those who were casual observers of the doings of the legislature, it would seem a simple activity. Actually it was not an easy task. The legislation was introduced by Moncie Daniels, and he favored the Scotch Bonnet. However, there were competing shells and considerable controversy. Other legislators had their favorites--ear snail shell, false cerith shell, prickly winkle shell, and the hairy shell. Finally after many hours of debate, the Scotch Bonnet prevailed.
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23737
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Mann presents vintage signs still existing around Western North Carolina.
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16282
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What do all the words in the title have in common? They are official state symbols. Pierce relates how a grassroots movement by Lake Norman Elementary School in Mooresville resulted in the NC General Assembly passing and Governor Beverly Perdue signing a law making stock car racing a state symbol. Why? Many sports played in the state originated elsewhere, but stock car racing has the deepest historical connection to the sport than any other state.
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Tar Heel Junior Historian (NoCar F 251 T3x), Vol. 51 Issue 1, Fall 2011, p20-22, il, por
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27649
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The signs that hang on buildings and advertise restaurants and businesses in Durham are explored. Martha Scotford is professor emeritus in graphic design at NC State University and explains how sign type conveys emotions and how it tells a story. With development in Durham, the personality of the city as told through its signs is explored. Photographs of signs discussed are also presented.
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29573
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The Virginia opossum was designated as North Carolina’s official state marsupial in 2013, and happens to be the only marsupial found in all of America and Canada. This article covers the biology, history, stereotype and culinary use of the opossum.
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29635
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Metal Worx Inc. creates battle worn American flags in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The “battle worn” design resonates with those who served in the armed forces, especially older military veterans. Local projects include metal work, monograms, military crests, and business logos.
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CityView (NoCar F 264.T3 W4), Vol. Issue , July/Aug 2017, p20-25, il, por Periodical Website
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