Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Our State Vol. 64 Issue 12, May 1997
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Estelle Lawson Page wanted to be a doctor but was prevented by her father. She turned to golf, becoming one of the nation's best golfers and winning over twenty-two tournaments. She was one of the five original members of the N.C. Sports Hall of Fame.
Sylva, the county seat of Jackson County, is a small, but growing, mountain town with an economy based on small farms, retail trade, and industry. Tourism and Western Carolina University bring many people to the area.
Six historic and distinctive lighthouses, including those at capes Hatteras and Lookout, Bodie Island, and Ocracoke, guide mariners along the state's 301-mile coastline.
The scotch bonnet, the state's official seashell, is rarely larger than three inches and possesses distinctive colorations. The rare shell is highly prized by collectors.
For lovers of eastern Carolina style barbecue, the holy city is Goldsboro, the home of Wilber's Barbecue. Operated by Wilber Shirley since 1962, the restaurant has served presidents and a host of others.