Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Our State Vol. 78 Issue 6, Nov 2010
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Our State magazine features Blowing Rock, a town that sits astride the Watauga and Caldwell county line in the western part of the state, in its Tar Heel Town of the Month section.
New Bern is the home of North Carolina's oldest chartered fire department. Much of the history of the department is in the New Bern Firemen's Museum, including Fire Horse Fred, one of the last horses to pull the fire company's wagon.
Rich Daniels entered the Marine Corps as a private in 1970 and retired in 1999 as a lieutenant-colonel. He lives in Pollocksville, a small town south of New Bern, where he makes art glass, paintings, and pottery.
North Carolina was a favorite hunting destination for wealthy sportsmen in the early to mid-part of the 20th-century. A number of hunting lodges were built, and among the ones built in the Piedmont, Fairview Park stands out for its luxuriousness. The 17,000-square-foot building burned on the night of March 31, 1921.
North Carolina has endless fly-fishing opportunities, with thousands of miles of trout-filled rivers, creeks, and streams flowing across the western counties. Baker describes a few of his favorite ones.
Wahl discusses the artistic work and creations of Kevin Cagle of Carthage. Cagle makes high-relief tile carvings that depict classic works of art, ancient civilizations, and prehistoric creatures.