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Hart recounts an unusual and little-remembered incident in the early history of North Carolina. In 1784, residents in the western part of the state felt isolated from the eastern section because of the Appalachian Mountains and formed their own state called Franklin.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 76 Issue 8, Jan 2009, p28-30, 32, il, map Periodical Website
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William Sidney Wilson, of Yanceyville, an electrical engineering student at North Carolina State College, created the first modern electric guitar in 1940.
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Mrs. Nelia Hyatt of Asheville has hosted a traditional music jam on her property for more than fifty years. The jam, which is held every Thursday night year-round, features bluegrass, old time, and early country music. Her husband, a talented musician and instrument maker, started the gathering. After his death, she continued it. What is remarkable is that Mrs. Hyatt is not a musician, but continues the tradition because of her love of the music and the people who perform it.
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At one time general stores functioned as a community's hub. Townspeople gathered there to buy supplies and talk about anything in the town. These store have mostly disappeared from the landscape, being replaced by mass marketing and big-box retailers. Milling describes some that carry on the old general store tradition. They are Buchanan's Store Manson), Fred's General Mercantile (Beech Mountain), Ronnie's Country Store (Winston-Salem), N.C. Clampitt Hardware (Bryson City), Z.A.K.'S of Mallardtown USA (Trenton), and the Senior's Country Store (Welcome).
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 76 Issue 8, Jan 2009, p42-44, 46-48, por Periodical Website
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More than half of the young men in North Carolina who went to local draft boards to enlist in World War II were declared medically unfit, a higher rejection rate than any other state. Responding to this health crisis, the state launched its Good Health Plan over sixty-two years ago. Blackburn discusses how North Carolina transformed itself from a state in need of better health care to a state that is a national leader in medical treatment, education, and research.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 76 Issue 8, Jan 2009, p70-72, 74, 76-77, il Periodical Website
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10707
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Two North Carolina-based groups: (1)the Appalachian Center for Wilderness Medicine (ACWM) and (2)Landmark Learning train individuals to provide medical care in emergencies in wilderness areas and in environments with limited resources.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 76 Issue 8, Jan 2009, p84-86, 88, 90-91, il Periodical Website
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In 1944, a polio epidemic struck the town of Hickory. Even though the country was fighting a global war, the town and the nation responded to the crisis with swift, unprecedented action.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 76 Issue 8, Jan 2009, p92-94, 96, 98-100, il Periodical Website
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In this continuing series on the best walks to take in North Carolina, Setzer describes the Bill Faver Lakeshore Trail. The 1.8-mile trail is located at the Piedmont Environmental Center in High Point.
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North Carolina's four medical colleges are located at Duke University, East Carolina University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Wake Forest University. These four are raising the standard of patient care and medical research.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 76 Issue 8, Jan 2009, p108-110, 112, 114, 116, il Periodical Website
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As inventors try to transform bright ideas into business ventures, they can count on the Inventors' Network of the Carolinas to provide information and support.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 76 Issue 8, Jan 2009, p118-120, 122, 124, il Periodical Website
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Forty years ago, famed potters, Sid and Pat Oakley, founded Cedar Creek Gallery in Creedmoor. Today, it is one of the largest collections of fine crafts on the East Coast. When Sid died in 2004 and Pat retired, daughter Lisa took over the gallery and brought awareness of and accessibility to her own craft of glass blowing.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 76 Issue 8, Jan 2009, p132-134, 136-137, il, por Periodical Website
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Born in Chard, England, and raised in London, painter Julyan Davis first came to America in 1988. He eventually made his way to western North Carolina and settled in Asheville. Marshall discusses his artistic style and creations. His Southern-themed paintings and landscapes are among his most popular works.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 76 Issue 8, Jan 2009, p158, 160, 162, il Periodical Website
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