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38143
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For towns of yesteryear, general stores supplied an array of household goods and a community center. Threat to their survival came from the automobile, paved roads, and supermarkets. For many years, Menola’s Country Store of Yesteryear held a remnant of general stores’ onetime presence. After it closed, its artifacts were transported to the Murfreesboro Historical Association and Winborne Museum Store, making the store gone but not forgotten.
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38144
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The survival of a business founded in 1913 can be found in more than its Tarboro location. What has helped the store to survive two major setbacks can also be found in personality traits such as patience and determination. It is such traits that helped build good customer service and community presence for Marrow-Pitt Hardware and its four generations of store owners.
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38148
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Since 2006, Sylvan Heights Waterfowl Park has experienced changes that go beyond its name, Sylvan Height Bird Park. Numerical growth is represented in fifty visitors a day to five hundred, staff of less than ten to triple the number, and a few exotic breeds to 2,000 plus birds. Its original five aviaries have expanded to nature trails, a playground, educational programs, and interactive exhibits such as the Landing Zone and Wings of the Tropics.
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38145
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A business founded in 1919 attributes its success to a solid foundation, one attributed to its founding families building good customer service and community presence. Its foundation has survived challenges such as competition from Bertie County Peanuts, changes in its cash crop’s storage and transportation methods, and hurricanes.
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38146
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Quilting through the centuries has experienced vast changes in purposes and patterns. Originally a padding for Crusaders’ armor, it gained popularity in the United States through communities such as Amish, community quilting bees, and fads such as the Log Cabin and crazy quilt. Quilting still has a presence in many communities through church quilting groups and community center classes, who can teach styles such as appliqued or pierced.
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38147
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The current resident, great-granddaughter of Henry Gibbs, is more likely to call herself a custodian and her role a sacred obligation. Such labels can be attributed to the intangible and tangible contained in the house, stories and traditions as much as the collectibles passed down.