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On a cold April morning in 1993, Paul Lessard and Jack Kavanaugh saved Ella Mae Bowman from drowning. Bowman was trapped in her car which was sinking in a lake. Both men received the Carnegie Hero Medal. Lessard, of High Point, came out of the experience with a greater understanding of just how precious life is and resolved to make a difference with his. Using the stipend that came with the medal, he established the Lighthouse Project, a foundation that works with the Guilford County school system's Character Education Program to bring nationally known role models to speak to students about values. Now in its eleventh year, the project has touched the lives of more than 450,000 students.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 72 Issue 8, Jan 2005, p28-29, 31, il, por Periodical Website
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In August 2001, the Charles A. Cannon Memorial Hospital in Linville became the first hospital in North Carolina to be recognized as a Planetree, or patient-centered care, institution. The Avery County hospital came into being in 1995 through consolidation of two historic mountain hospitals -- Sloop Memorial Hospital at Crossnore and Cannon Memorial Hospital at Banner Elk. Medical pioneers at these hospitals began the practice of patient-centered care in the early 20th-century, and 100 years later their legacy continues at the new hospital.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 72 Issue 8, Jan 2005, p82-84, 86, 88, il Periodical Website
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The era of building rural brick roads lasted about a decade in the early part of the 20th-century in North Carolina. Several coastal counties, including Pasquotank and Craven, chose brick because it was cheap and easy to install. Parts of these roads still exist. Pasquotank County built the Weeksville Road in 1920 and the Newland Road in 1921. Newland Road is the state's only road listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In Craven County, brick road restoration projects include a section of Rhem Road, that runs through the town of River Bend, and a stretch of the old Kinston Highway, now called Beamon Road.
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Carteret County inventor Luther Paul was born in the coastal fishing hamlet of Davis Shore in 1869. Early in life he became interested in how machines work and maintained that interest throughout his life. His interest in aviation began in the early 1900s when he read of a New York Times' offer of a reward for the first manned, powered flight. Paul describes his grandfather's design and construction of an experimental helicopter.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 72 Issue 8, Jan 2005, p25-26, il, por Periodical Website
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Is there a relationship between humor and health? Research studies have documented the physical effects of laughter, such as lowering blood pressure and reducing pain and stress. The Carolina Health and Humor Association, known as Carolina Ha Ha, was co-founded by Ruth Hamilton in 1986, prescribes a healthy dose of humor to combat pain and stress. Westbrook discusses the program and its implementation in a number of North Carolina hospitals, including the North Carolina Children's Hospital.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 72 Issue 8, Jan 2005, p62-64, 66-67, il Periodical Website
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Located in Beaufort County, Bath, incorporated in 1705, is North Carolina's oldest town. In 1704, John Lawson laid out the town, which soon attracted farmers and ranchers to settle there. The surrounding area was a source of tar, turpentine, and other naval stores. La Vere discusses the town's history and the plans for the year-long tricentennial celebration, with opening ceremonies beginning on March 8, 2005.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 72 Issue 8, Jan 2005, p18-20, 22-23, il, map Periodical Website
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Community clock towers serve as landmarks in many cities across North Carolina. Many of the clocks have come to symbolize the towns. For example, Henderson firefighters wear the image of their town clock tower on their shoulder patches. A number of towns, like Madison, feature their clocks on their websites. Paige describes a number of clock towers, including those in Hillsborough, New Bern, Statesville, Madison, and Henderson.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 72 Issue 8, Jan 2005, p34-36, 38-39 Periodical Website
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The ASHEVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES named Dr. Olson Huff, a developmental pediatrician, as one of the 100 most influential citizens of Western North Carolina in the 20th-century. Huff is widely known for his advocacy for the health and safety of children and for his activism in voicing concerns and finding solutions for those who are too small to be heard.
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Florence Thomas lives and paints in the Grassy Creek community in Ashe County. Her career began in 1930 and continues to the present. Her subjects of landscapes, still lifes, rural scenes, and farms animals have brought her wide renown. \"The Art of Florence Thomas,\" published in 2004, contains a biography and 124 color reproductions of her paintings, accompanied by the artist's comments.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 72 Issue 8, Jan 2005, p110-112, il Periodical Website
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Dr. Randolph Chitwood, chief of cardiothoracic and vascular surgery at East Carolina University's Brody School of Medicine, is profiled in this OUR STATE article.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 72 Issue 8, Jan 2005, p93-94, il, por Periodical Website
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Beth Jones opened Big Ed's Chicken Pit in High Point in 2000. Gigley discusses the owner, how the restaurant got its name, and what is served there.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 72 Issue 8, Jan 2005, p124-125, por Periodical Website
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