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3027
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The Piedmont area of the 1920s produced a group of musicians, including Charlie Poole and Walter \"Kid\" Smith, who took country music to national prominence with their ballads and playing style.
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Nash County native Kaye Gibbons has overcome the tragic death of her parents when she was ten, being passed around to various relatives, and manic depression to emerge as one of the nation's outstanding authors.
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The NORTH CAROLINA REGISTER OF BIG TREES lists the tallest trees in each of the 240 species in the state. Located in Robbinsville, in Graham County, the tallest tree overall is a Pignut Hickory at 190 feet.
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Tyrrell County is the state's smallest in size and population, with forestry, agriculture, and fishing supporting a meager economy. County planners seek to improve this situation by developing eco-tourist attractions and attracting sportsmen.
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One of the largest groups of art glass studios in the Eastern United States is found in Yancey and Mitchell Counties and the Asheville area. Creations of these studios' artisans are sought by dealers and collectors worldwide.
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The Raft Swamp Post Office, the only free-standing Confederate post office in the South, is 150 years old in October, 1996. The 15-by-18-feet structure stands on the Humphrey-Williams-Smith Plantation in Robeson County.
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To visit Merchants Millpond State Park is to step back in time. Trees there are among the oldest on the East Coast (between 700 and 1,000 years), wildlife abounds, over 200 species of birds pass through, and rare and endangered plants thrive.
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Situated on Balls Creek near Catawba, Murray's Mill is one of the largest and best preserved of the state's remaining water-powered gristmills. Built in 1912-13, the mill is now owned by the Catawba County Historical Association.
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3044
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Omar ibn Said, an Arabian prince, was captured by enemies and sold into slavery. Escaping from his cruel master, he became part of the household of future governor John Owen of Bladen County.
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3048
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Founded by Mary Martin Sloop in 1913 in Avery County, Crossnore School today follows the purpose of its founding - to give aid, comfort, and improvement to the lives of poor or troubled children.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 64 Issue 5, Oct 1996, p24-26,29, il Periodical Website
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Highlands is the state's highest town at 3,838 feet. In addition, the Macon County town is famous for its waterfalls, which are attractive to tourists, retirees, and second home owners. Highlands also offers many cultural and outdoor activities.
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3046
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Galloway cows are very distinctive - solid black with a white band around their middles. With 64 registered breeders, the state ranks number one in the country. Galloways are popular because of their high beef quality.
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A 31-foot-tall dogwood tree, discovered in Sampson County by A. J. Bullard of Mount Olive, has been declared the nation's tallest by the National Register of Big Trees. The dogwood has a circumference of 144 inches and crown spread of 48 feet.
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3084
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Hurricanes have been a threat to the state for centuries. In 1752, a powerful storm destroyed the town of Johnston, then the county seat of Onslow County, taking lives and property, and bringing government to a halt by scattering deeds and other documents.
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Around the world, over 20,000 individuals recreate the military lifestyle of the American Civil War with historical accuracy in dress and battles. Over 600 reenactors in 15 units in the state bring local history to life.
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