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The boatbuilding industry in North Carolina has rebounded from its 1980s decline, with approximately 100 companies employing 25,000 workers and pumping $500,000 million into coastal economies. Boatbuilders feel the state should be more involved in their industry. States like New Jersey and Florida give larger tax shares and resources to the boating community than does North Carolina. Others, including New Jersey, Florida, and South Carolina, are sharp competitors for sales.
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One of three homes built on Ocracoke Island by Sam Jones of Norfolk, Virginia, the Castle on Silver Lake is an island landmark. The Castle, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, lay neglected for almost two decades. Purchased in 1994, the three-story building with seven dormers on its façade is now a bed and breakfast inn.
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Metro Magazine (NoCar F 264 R1 M48), Vol. 1 Issue 5, June 2000, p52-55, 57-58, il Periodical Website
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Raleigh native Ally Baker is ranked number one among 14-year-old tennis players in the country. She is also at present the highest-ranked female player to come out of the state. To improve her skills and have a chance at a tennis career, Baker recently moved to Boca Raton, Florida, to attend the Chris Evert Tennis Academy.
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Metro Magazine (NoCar F 264 R1 M48), Vol. 1 Issue 4, May 2000, p30-34, il, por Periodical Website
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Chatwood Garden in Hillsborough was the creation of Mrs. Helen Blake Watkins, who developed it between 1956 and 1992. The garden surrounds Chatwood, an 1808 two-and-a-half-story, Federal-style home that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The award-winning garden has been called one of the best private landscapes in the nation.
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Even the greatest works of art fall victim to the ravages of time. Conservators today use their expertise to repair paintings from the canvas up and just not paint over sections needing repair as their predecessors did. Restoration of the North Carolina Museum of Art's famous \"Views of Dresden,\" painted by Bernado Bellotto in 1747 and 1748, is discussed. Originally purchased in 1952 for $10,000 each, the paintings are now worth $10 million a piece.
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The North Carolina Museum of Art's return of a painting stolen by the Nazis in 1940 to its rightful owners is hailed as a model for others engaged in similar claims. The painting, \"Madonna and Child in a Landscape,\" painted by Lucas Cranach in the 16th-century, was in turn sold back to the museum by the family for $600,000. It is the first such claim to stolen art work to end without a long court fight.
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The new Student Recreation Center at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington is profiled. The 64,000-square-foot building opened April 11, 2000. The structure features a fitness center, aerobics room, 30-foot climbing wall, a three-lane walking, running or jogging track, and a Wellness Center for students.
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John Coffey, chief curator of the North Carolina Museum of Art, heads a staff that includes Rebecca Martin Nagy, Dennis Weller, Mary Ellen Carr Soles, Huston Paschal, and David Steel. Working together over two decades, the staff has established the museum as one of the nation's best.
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Metro Magazine (NoCar F 264 R1 M48), Vol. 1 Issue 7, Sept 2000, p14-18, 20-21 Periodical Website
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In 1950, the North Carolina General Assembly in a controversial move appropriated $1 million to make possible the purchase of the founding Kress Collection for the North Carolina Museum of Art. Today the museum's holdings number over 5,000 masterworks valued at over $1 billion.
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Twenty years ago Edith and Creighton Calhoun bought land in Chatham County after retiring from the military. A chance conservation with a neighbor sparked a twenty-year search for old southern apples, or varieties dating back before 1928. Of the 1,600 varieties, only around 300 exist today. Calhoun collects cuttings of old varieties he finds to grow on his land to preserve the apple heritage. His book, Old Southern Apples, published in 1995, is the first comprehensive work on the subject.
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Metro Magazine examines four leading American history books which are on the North Carolina approved textbook list for classroom use to see how the authors present the nation's economic history. The period reviewed covered from 1865 to the Clinton era. The study concluded that students using these books are presented a negative view of individual entrepreneurship and enterprise.
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Metro Magazine (NoCar F 264 R1 M48), Vol. 1 Issue 8, Oct 2000, p26-34, 36-38 Periodical Website
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Southern Culture on the Skids (SCOTS) is a Chapel Hill- based rock band. Although critics have attached various labels to the band's sound, the group has developed over the last fifteen years a style that labels cannot adequately portray. One point that most agree on is the SCOTS is one of the greatest bar bands in the history of bars and bands.
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The North Carolina Business Court, created by the General Assembly in 1995, is presided over by the Honorable Ben Tennille. in an effort to bring speed, efficiency, and economy to the judicial process, Tennille turned to digital technology. Smith discusses the software developed by Steve Winsett, founder of excorporation, and how the program is utilized in the courtroom.
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Metro Magazine (NoCar F 264 R1 M48), Vol. 1 Issue 9, Nov 2000, p18-20, 22, 24, il Periodical Website
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The State Capitol of North Carolina is one of the nation's great historic structures. Lea discusses the history of its construction and expansion through the years and the work in the 1990s of Capitol Historian Raymond Beck and historical paint expert George Fore that restored the interior's original 1840s paint scheme.
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Throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, the most popular band in North Carolina was Arrogance. Although it never created a national audience, the band is credited with pumping life into Raleigh's rock music scene. Van Vleck describes the band's two 30th anniversary concerts held in June 2000.
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