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The Dismal Swamp Canal, located along the North Carolina-Virginia border, is the country's oldest continually operating manmade canal. Although digging of the canal did not start until 1793, a canal had been considered since William Byrd II first surveyed the area in 1728. The canal is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and today boating is limited to pleasure crafts only. Over 2,000 such boats pass through it yearly.
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Cudworth Cemetery near Wanchese on Roanoke Island marks the final resting place of nineteen homeless men who, during the Great Depression, were among hundreds employed on the Outer Banks's beach erosion control work from 1936 to 1941. Before World War II brought an end to the project, almost 200 miles of barrier dunes had been constructed. Senter recounts their story.
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The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is one of the nation's most well-known sea coast sentinels. An oral history project of Shelton-Roberts's records the history of people who called the lighthouse their home during the early days of the 20th century. There are over 1,200 direct descendants of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse keepers, and their stories reveal much about life on this remote island.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 68 Issue 12, May 2001, p62-70, il, por Periodical Website
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Although not as tall and famous as Jockey's Ridge, Kill Devil Hills's sand dune, Sugarloaf, standing fifty-five feet high at Carolina Beach State Park, has its own appeal, both historically and recreationally. Believed to be 6,000 years old, the dune has been a guide marker for river pilots since 1738. Unlike Jockey's Ridge, Sugarloaf is mostly wooded.
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Dangerous shoals in the Atlantic are now marked by automated lights atop steel towers. Before this, a lightship was the only solution. Lightships were manned vessels with lighted masts moored near dangerous areas to warn mariners. They were first used off North Carolina in 1824, and the last one was replaced at Diamond Shoals in 1966. Norris recounts the histories of several of these vessels.
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Our State profiles Billy Arthur, who has been a contributor to the magazine for almost seventy years. Among his successful endeavors are UNC cheerleader, radio announcer, newspaper editor and publisher, state representative, General Assembly reading clerk, writer, and many others - all accomplished though he stands only 39 1/2 inches tall.
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Statesville, county seat of Iredell County, has no fewer than five historic districts, and in 2000, was a finalist in the \"Prettiest Painted Place in America\" competition. In 1997, the city won an All-America City Award. Visitors will find attractions for all interests, from antiques to five NASCAR race shops.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 68 Issue 12, May 2001, p132-136, 138, 140, il Periodical Website
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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 place. However, real food is there if one knows where to look. Martin explores I-40 from Raleigh to Wilmington, including the Farmers Market Restaurant in Raleigh and Paul's Place at Castle Hayne/Rocky Point.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 68 Issue 12, May 2001, p122-124, 126, 128-129, il Periodical Website
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North Carolina's state-owned ferry fleet ranks second to the state of Washington, the nation's largest. Twenty-three vessels sail seven routes year-round, some across rivers, others across sounds. The ferries transport over a million vehicles and 2.5 million passengers yearly.
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