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11 results for North Carolina Folklore Journal Vol. 45 Issue 2, Summer/Fall 1998
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4014
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The North Carolina Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated on May 23, 1987, in Raleigh. Located on Union Square at the Capitol, it honors the 89,000 men and women in the state who served in the war. Over the years people have visited and left items, including units' insignias, medals, and dog tags. The items have formed a memorial collection of over 300 pieces.
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4093
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For the past fifty years most axe and other implement handles have been made commercially. Joe Willis, of Spruce Pine in Mitchell County, makes axe, wheelbarrow, hoe, hammer, go-devil, and many other handles using traditional materials. skills, and aesthetics.
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4092
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Since 1947, the Alexander County First Sunday Singing Convention, featuring three choirs and a guest choir, has met the first Sunday each month to sing together. At one time eleven choirs would perform. The singing promoted unity, fellowship, and better singing in the home churches. The convention received the 1998 N.C. Folklore Society Community Traditions Award.
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4095
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Senora de Hernandez and Senora de Campo, both of Siler City, received a 1997 Brown-Hudson Folklore Award for contributing to and maintaining the fiber arts tradition of embroidery and crocheting.
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4094
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Orville Hicks, of Deep Gap, Watauga County, received a 1997 Brown-Hudson Folklore Award for continuing the tradition of mountain storytelling, especially the Beach Mountain Jack Tale.
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4101
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Dwaine C. Coley received a 1998 Brown-Hudson Folklore Award for strong support and promotion of folklorists and folk arts of Western Carolina. Since 1981, he has been executive director of the Hiddenite Center in Alexander County.
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4100
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Lula Belle and Glenn Bolick received a 1998 Brown-Hudson Folklore Award for continuing regional pottery and local music traditions. Mrs. Bolick carries on the Seagrove pottery traditions of her father, M. L. Owens. Glenn Bolick continues to perform music learned from his family, neighbors, and in-laws.
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4099
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Sheila Adams grew up in Madison County in the small town of Sodom, a community famous for its ballad singers. She is a seventh-generation singer and is passing on the tradition to her daughter. She received a 1998 Brown- Hudson Folklore Award for continuing the state's ballad tradition.
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4098
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Trudier Harris received a 1997 Brown-Hudson Folklore Award for her scholarship in African-American literature and folklore. She has published a number of volumes including Fiction and Folklore: The Novels of Toni Morrison and many other articles on folklore.
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4097
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Lester Gay, who lived in Fountain in Pitt County, created windmills and whirligigs in very size and color that dotted the landscape. Most were assembled from discarded materials that he salvaged. From 1987 until his death, he created over 200 windmills and a number of whirligigs that delighted his community and passersby.
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4096
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Leonard Glenn was one of the great builders of banjos and dulcimers. He was also an expert performer on them. In his Laurel Creek workshop, he created instruments that brought orders from all over the country. In 1992, he received a North Carolina Folk Heritage Award for continuing the traditional building of mountain instruments.
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