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7031
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Laurinburg Institute in Scotland County is the oldest private African American boarding school in the country. Founded with Booker T. Washington's help, the institute celebrated its one hundredth anniversary in September 2004. The school is a quiet learning haven for inner-city youth. Since 1963, graduates who have gone on to receive college degrees total 83 percent.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 37 Issue 2, Feb 2005, p12-14, il Periodical Website
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7037
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Over half a century ago polio killed or crippled thousands of adults and children. The disease had Americans living in fear every summer. In May 1944, the disease came to the Catawba River Valley. Almost one-third of the county's children were victims of the illness. Surrounding hospitals, including Charlotte Memorial, were full. County citizens responded by erecting and opening in just fifty-four hours a fully-functioning fifty-five bed hospital in Hickory. When these beds were filled, citizens expanded the structures. By September the hospital had 250 beds serving 400 patients. Through this heroic effort of citizens and medical staff, many victims of polio were saved.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 37 Issue 2, Feb 2005, p26-27, il Periodical Website
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7036
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Bluebirds are year-round residents of North Carolina. In recent years the species has been in decline because of pesticide use, dwindling habitats, and competition from aggressive non-native species. Conservationists say the best hope for the bird's comeback is wide-spread placement of nest boxes. In 1973, Jack Finch founded Homes for Bluebirds, a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring the bluebird's habitat. The organization has built and sold tens of thousands of boxes in North and South Carolina, Virginia, and Florida. One worker, Desma Perry, has built 70,000 boxes in the past twenty-five years.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 37 Issue 2, Feb 2005, p16-18, il Periodical Website
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