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14 results for North Carolina's Eastern Living Magazine Vol. 9 Issue No. 2, April-May 2017
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For 46 years horse riders, breeders and owners all made the trek to the Northampton County town of Woodland for what was once heralded as one of the 'best shows' on the coastal Plain Circuit.
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39382
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This is the story of Milton Bullock, born in Edgecombe County, who in his youth shined shoes on the streets of Tarboro, NC. He was introduced to 'The Platters' in 1957 and in 1964 was offered a job as a tenor with the group. He would also make several appearances in major motion pictures. He now lives in Princeville, NC, where he helped found the Lions Club Chapter there and became founder of 'Do It For The Children Initiatives, Inc.,' in which he uses his celebrity status to help at risk youth.
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39381
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This is the story of Charles Smith, a retired teacher and Bertie County Principal and Bertie County Commissioner, whose voice brought him much acclaim. He sang with such bands as 'Soul Reflections,' the 'Bertie-Martin Band,' and the 'Steppin Out Band.' He sings locally now as a member of both the Male Chorus and Senior Choirs of the Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church. He is well-23known throughout the region for singing the National Anthem at local festivals.
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39380
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This article gives the biography and background of Craig Woolard, one of the members of the popular band 'The Embers." It also brings up some of the bands from the 1960's and 1970's that played in North Carolina.
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39390
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Roanoke River Partners (RRP) incorporated in 1997 to connect the towns and five counties along the river in northeastern North Carolina, capitalizing on the region's natural and cultural assets as a source for new enterprise. April 2017 marks its 20th anniversary. The nonprofit's signature achievement has been the development and promotion of the 200 mile 'Roanoke River Water Trail' featuring 16 rustic camp sites and river platforms, most accessible only by kayak, canoe or small boats. RRP has also spearheaded the preservation of the former Hamilton Colored school and repurpose it into the Rosenwald River Center.
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39387
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Dr. Christopher White, a Georgia native, holds a BA in Mathematics and English from Mercer University; Master of Divinity degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in religion from Emory University. He was the first US citizen to be awarded the honorary Doctorate of Musical Arts from the prestigious Moscow State Conservatory of Music in Russia for his support of music and the arts in higher education. He left Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, NC as president and founder of M. Christopher White School of Divinity and came to Chowan College in 2003. He began a campaign to turn Chowan College around, make it successful and eventually getting it named Chowan University.
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39389
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Bill and Chris Barber, a Washington County couple, began their interest in local history while researching Col. Edward Buncombe of Buncombe Hall. They now do Revolutionary War reenactments and demonstrations from Williamsburg, VA, Guilford Courthouse, Brandywine Creek, DE, Germantown, PA to the Museum of the Albemarle, Elizabeth City.
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39383
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Cleve Baker, a native of Bell Arthur, Pitt County, now a resident of Halifax County, NC, who is heard on the radio as the voice of the popular and widely syndicated radio program 'Confessing the Blues.' To date, 54 radio stations now carry Cleve's show in 10 different countries. Baker introduces the Blues bands at the 'The Big Blues Bender' in Las Vegas every year and has made it his mission to expose listeners to the new up and coming contemporary Blues artists on his radio program.
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39385
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Larry Stephens, a native of Jacksonville, NC, is now the singing pastor of Piney Grove Baptist Church in the farm Life community in Martin County. Being naturally talented, he had no formal training in playing guitar or singing. With a background in Rock music, he listens to music that is Christ centered now, and many times incorporates a song in his sermons to highlight a certain point.
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39391
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The author talks about the disappearing whooping cranes. They talk about government programs trying to increase their population and the development of refuges. The Sylvan Heights Bird Park has a male whooping crane from the Operation Migration Program.
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39386
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Andy Jenkins and his son, Lance Jenkins, with brothers and friends, make up a gospel musical group in Jackson, Northampton County, NC. They perform about 40 gospel concerts a year in area churches and for fundraisers.
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39388
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Johnny Ray Sykes, Jr., a Tyrrell County native, an emerging R&B and Soul artist deeply rooted in Black Gospel.
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39392
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The Merchants Millpond State Park, made up of 760 acres, is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. Surrounded by ancient cypress trees, alligators, snakes, otters, mink, deer and bald eagles call Merchants Millpond home. Trails around Merchants Millpond include ones that go to Bennett's Creek and Lassiter's Swamp and a five-mile bicycle trail
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39393
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The author, Rick Goines, talks about the white and black crappie and crappie fishing in Maryland, the 1859 acre Tar River Reservoir in Rocky Mount, and Falls Lake in the Triangle. He discusses bait, trolling and other methods to catch this popular fish.
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