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12 results for North Carolina Folklore Journal Vol. 21 Issue 2, May 1973
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16388
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On the northeast branch of the Cape Fear River lies a small village called Rocky Point which saw its heyday during the period preceding the Revolutionary War through the close of the Civil War. During that time, some of the most prominent citizens of North Carolina inhabited the stately plantations which lined the curving river. Underneath the quiet surface of Rocky Point flows a rich current of folklore which infuses mystery and life into the seemingly static surroundings. At least four houses are rumored to be haunted, and voodoo still plays its role in the black section of the community. One such legend surrounds a man-made canal known as Swann's Cut.
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16387
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Unfortunately, ghosts seem to have been greatly maligned. Often they are seen as hideous creatures that come back with malicious intent. But judging by hundreds of tales, nothing could be farther from the truth.
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35597
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Supposedly a Native American legend, this story was published by Zebulon Baird Vance in 1852. It tells the story of a Native American warrior who journeyed east to acquire a gun, in order to kill a great serpent, which had been terrorizing the tribe.
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35599
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A collection of insults, mostly of the “your mom” variety.
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35601
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In 1972, Doris Betts wrote the novel “The River to Pickle Beach,” about life in a small North Carolina town. Betts imbued her work with folkloric elements, such as superstitions and speech, native to North Carolina; in this article, Moose highlights those elements and explains some of them.
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35605
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After having a close call with some venomous snakes, an old man turned to religion to repay his prayers on during the incident.
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35603
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A daughter describes her father’s emotions as an old house is uprooted and moved.
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35604
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A poem about an old man who is happy to live life one day at a time.
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