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The first recorded women's political rally in America took place when Penelope Barker organized fifty women to participate in the Edenton Tea Party on October 25, 1774, in order to send the English government a message of what women in North Carolina were prepared to do to resist repressive laws. Smith recounts the life of this revolutionary woman.
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Waxhaw resident Haskell Eargle has been in the florist business over fifty years, twenty-five of them as owner of Monroe Florist in Monroe. He has traveled extensively as a presenter and floral designer. For the past twenty-one years he has been connected with the Tournament of Roses in Pasadena, California, and more recently as a floral arranger for the Academy Awards. Among his awards is the coveted Award of Distinguished Service from the American Institute of Floral Designers.
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A number of North Carolina citizens participate in recreating the Revolutionary War period with historical accuracy in dress and battle. Reenacting can be expensive, with uniforms and accessories costing thousands of dollars. Revolutionary War reenactments, having between 300 and 500 participants, are smaller than Civil War ones, which can have thousands.
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Edenton was a hotbed of revolutionary fervor when the American nation was coming into being. Among its contributions were a signer of the Declaration of Independence, a signer of the U.S. Constitution, and the Edenton Tea Party. Huso describes the patriots, protestors, and politicians who peopled these momentous times in Edenton.
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Finding a place for real home cooking while traveling on an interstate is a chore, and most travelers opt for the nearest fast food emporium. However, real food is there if one knows where to look. Martin explores I-40 and I-85, including home cooking places in Durham, Chapel Hill, Mebane, Burlington, Gibsonville, and Greensboro.
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For those on the Outer Banks and Carteret County, conflict with the British Navy was continual between 1776 and 1782. Yocum describes the six-year struggle and the patriots who defended coastal Carolina.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 68 Issue 10, Mar 2001, p55-57, 59-61, il Periodical Website
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Where is Richard Caswell buried? Caswell, Revolutionary War hero and first governor of North Carolina, died in 1789. The funeral was held in Fayetteville, but no one can prove whether he was buried in Fayetteville or in Kinston, as some claim. It is a grave, historical mystery.
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Turnage gives a brief look at what was happening in New Bern, Beaufort, and Bath on the eve of the American Revolution.
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La Vere describes a tour of Revolutionary War sites, with stops at Tryon Palace in New Bern, Moore Creek National Battlefield, the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, and Kings Mountain.
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Near Lillington in Harnett County stands Raven Rock. This geological relic, at least 500 million years old, stretches over a mile and rises 150 feet above the Cape Fear River. The rock has survived, while the river has swept everything around it away over time. Today it is the centerpiece of 3,920-acre Raven Rock State Park. Ellis recounts the history of the rock and park.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 68 Issue 10, Mar 2001, p102-106, il Periodical Website
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The Cypress Grill is a beloved seafood restaurant in Jamesville that attracts people from in state and without. The grill is open just three months a year, mid-January to late-April, which corresponds to the herring run on the Roanoke and other eastern Carolina rivers. Herring is the grill's main draw.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 68 Issue 10, Mar 2001, p112-113, il Periodical Website
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Comer recounts the past and present history of the county seat of Union County. In this town founded in 1844, William Henry Belk founded a department store and the high school drum major was Jesse Helms.
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