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for Our State Vol. 71 Issue 5, Oct 2003
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Spruce Pine is OUR STATE magazine's featured Tar Heel town of the month. The town, located on the North Toe River in Mitchell County, is one of the most important mining locations in the world. The county has other gems as well, including four of the ten North Carolina Living Treasures, the Orchard at Altapass, and a number of events celebrating mountain traditions, such as the Hillbilly Heritage Festival.
John Murray handcrafted the first Murraytown Chair, a classic colonial ladderback, over 200 years ago in Nash County. Goebel traces the chair's history from handmade creations to small-scale, assembly-line productions. The business ended in 1950, a victim of mega-production competition from large companies.
Martin continues his series of articles which list restaurants serving home cooking that are found just off interstate highways. This month Martin travels along I-26 from Asheville to Tryon and highlights the following restaurants: Moose Cafe (Asheville); Harry's Grill and Piggy's Ice Cream (Hendersonville); and Ward's Grill (Saluda).
North Carolina's favorite son, Andy Griffith, reflects on his life and career as a stage, movie, and television actor. Griffith is famous for his television show, \"The Andy Griffith Show,\" in which he played a small-town sheriff.