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Gates County is OUR STATE magazine's featured county of the month. Total population of the county is 10,500. Gatesville, the county seat, is the only incorporated town. Westbrook describes the county that lies far from the hubbub of big city life but more than makes up for it with an abundance of quiet life and the great outdoors, including Merchants Millpond State Park.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 70 Issue 5, Oct 2002, p137-138, 140, 142, il Periodical Website
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Hudson is OUR STATE magazine's featured Tar Heel town of the month. Located in Caldwell County in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the town will celebrate its centennial in less than three years. Comer discusses the history of the community and its current economic status.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 70 Issue 5, Oct 2002, p18-20, 22, il Periodical Website
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Halifax, county seat of Halifax County, was in the late 1700s, the center of power and influence in the state. Today this town on the Roanoke River is restored \"as a port, trading center, and cradle of revolutionary ideals.\" Pressley describes how to spend a perfect weekend there.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 70 Issue 5, Oct 2002, p103-131, 133-134, 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 emporium. However, real food is there if one knows where to look. Martin explores eateries from Morganton to Asheville along Interstate 40.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 70 Issue 5, Oct 2002, p144-148, il Periodical Website
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In February 1898, a great fire raged through central North Carolina and into South Carolina. Hairr describes this forest fire which consumed over three million acres.
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Brad Brown and his business partner Al Priest own Salem Stained Glass in Winston-Salem. They discuss the work that goes into creating the brilliant arrangements of light and color that illuminate many church windows across the state.
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Chimney Rock, a 2,280-foot monolith, towers over Hickory Nut Gorge in Rutherford County, giving scenic views as far as 75 miles. Chimney Rock, now a state park, opened to the public in 1892 and is one of the state's oldest attractions.
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Kudzu, the villainous vine of the South, is extremely hardy and resistant to many techniques to curb its growth. Tomlin discusses the work of North Carolina State University entomology professor Dr. David Orr, who is seeking a way to get rid of the pesky plant.
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Ellis describes ten stops along the Blue Ridge Parkway that provide memorable viewing for fall foliage, including Cumberland Knob (Milepost 217), Julian Price Memorial Park (Mileposts 295-298), and Mount Pisgah (Milepost 409).
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A CBS poll conducted in 2002 indicates over 57 percent of Americans believe in psychic phenomena, which includes E.S.P., clairvoyance, and psychokinesis. In 1927, Dr. J. B. Rhine and others established the Rhine Research Center Institute for Parapsychology in Durham. In 1935, it moved to Duke University. Westbrook discusses the work of Rhine and others in this particular field.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 70 Issue 5, Oct 2002, p100-102, il Periodical Website
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The treacherous Diamond Shoals off the North Carolina coastline have claimed many ships. In 1921, the Carroll A. Deering fell victim to them. The crew vanished without a trace; only three ship's cats were found. The incident remains one of the state's maritime mysteries.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 70 Issue 5, Oct 2002, p104-109, il, por Periodical Website
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The extreme edge of the Eastern hemlock's southern range is the Appalachians. However, over 200 of these trees thrive in the Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve in Cary. Jackson describes how this tree that should have disappeared from the Piedmont 10,000 years ago survived.
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