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Canton, which lies 18 miles west of Asheville in Haywood County, is OUR STATE magazine's featured Tar Heel town of the month. It was a paper mill town during the 20th-century, and with the paper industry declining, town leaders and citizens are seeking new ways to attract visitors. Things to do there include the Pigeon River Scenic Walking Trail, the Rough Creek Watershed, downtown shops, and the Colonial Theatre.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 76 Issue 7, Dec 2008, p24-26, 28-29, il, map Periodical Website
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Jerry McGee is president of Wingate College. He is also a top field official during the Atlantic Coast Conference's football season. McGee began officiating in 1973 and has worked over four hundred games. Among them are two national championship games--the 1990 Orange Bowl and the 1997 Rose Bowl--and eighteen bowl games overall.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 76 Issue 7, Dec 2008, p36-39, il, por Periodical Website
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In the 19th-century North Carolina had dozens of sound and river lighthouses, besides its more famous coastal ones. Standing 12 feet above the water, these two-story, four-sided structures of a 1,000 square feet functioned like today's highway markers. The Roanoke River Lighthouse originally stood at the mouth of the river near Plymouth. This lighthouse was relocated to Edenton where it awaits restoration.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 76 Issue 7, Dec 2008, p140-142, 144, 146, il Periodical Website
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Lexington's Piedmont Candy Company began as the North Carolina Candy Company in 1919. Edward F. Ebelein was one of the founders. The company went bankrupt during the Depression, but made a comeback. In 1987, Ebelein sold the company to Doug Reid, a family friend who still uses Ebelein's original recipe. Piedmont's signature candy is Red Bird Brand Soft Peppermint Puffs and is marketed in all fifty states.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 76 Issue 7, Dec 2008, p108-110, 112, 114, il Periodical Website
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Fred and Dot Wagoner have been in the Christmas tree business since 1939 and have developed a loyal following in Raleigh and Greensboro. Compared with other tree growers their sales are small, with around 2,500 trees a year harvested at their Fraser Knoll Farm in Ashe County.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 76 Issue 7, Dec 2008, p116-118, 120, 122, il Periodical Website
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In 1881, the Raleigh NEWS & OBSERVER reported that “there is a perfect rage for Christmas cards.” Norris discusses Christmas card use in North Carolina.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 76 Issue 7, Dec 2008, p130-133, il Periodical Website
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10542
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Moore discusses the work of Beaufort artist, Jack Saylor.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 76 Issue 7, Dec 2008, p148-150, 152, 154, 156, il, por Periodical Website
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