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for Our State Vol. 64 Issue 2, July 1996
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The North Carolina Collection at UNC Chapel Hill recently received a first edition copy of Thomas Wolfe’s Look Homeward Angel, inscribed by him to his mother. This copy, along with five other copies inscribed to other family members will become part of the Thomas Wolfe Collection.
Named after the town founder’s faith in the granite industry, Faith in now more of a bedroom community where many of its 600 residents work in Salisbury r Concord. The church community is important here; and due to its membership, the town’s population nearly triples on Sunday morning.
As the first state to declare July 4 a holiday, North Carolina has a long history of kicking up its heels in celebration of U.S. independence. New Bern held the first celebration in 1778 after congress declared it a national holiday. It wasn’t until nearly 90 years later that any other state made the date official.
Thanks to a few devoted individuals, the Outer Banks’ wild horses continue to survive despite increasing hardships. The Corolla Wild Horse Fund continues to take steps to buffer the population of horses from the increasing development of the Currituck Banks.