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The Thursday Afternoon Book Club of Kings Mountain is celebrating its 100th anniversary--1913-2013. The club follows the practices and rules of its founders. For example, the club must have 20 to 24 members; new members are voted on by secret ballot; books are selected by committee and must be purchased in hardback. Nearly half the women are daughters of previous members. The club is believed to be one of the oldest book clubs in North Carolina.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 80 Issue 10, Mar 2013, p22, 24-25, il Periodical Website
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Ten years ago the Raleigh News and Observer named Eric McRay as \"an artist to watch.\" Since then McRay, a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art, has set up a studio in Raleigh, where he produces about a 150 paintings a year. His paintings, loaded with bursts of colors, depict state landscapes and jazz musicians. Duke University and North Carolina Central University Museum of Art are among collectors of his work.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 80 Issue 10, Mar 2013, p10, il, por Periodical Website
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The Latino population in the state is expanding. Jose Galvez, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, captures snapshots of their culture. Most of his work has been done in the Southwest, focusing on Mexican-American life and culture. Around 2004 his focus changed to examine the diverse and emerging Latino population in North Carolina.
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In the late mid to late 19th century, many North Carolinians vacationed at one of several hotels built near mineral springs. One of the grandest of them all was the White Sulphur Springs Hotel, built in Surry County by Rufus Roberts. Governors, world-famous actresses, and people from the eastern part of the state came there. They didn't come for the fancy accommodations or great food, rest or relaxation. They came to drink the mineral spring waters which were reputed to have curative powers. Tomlin recounts the hotel's history and what eventually happened to it.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 80 Issue 10, Mar 2013, p44-46, 48, il Periodical Website
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Hickory, located in Catawba County, is featured in Our State Magazine's Tar Heel Town of the Month section. It is a town and county full of history. For example, at the height of World War II Hickory was the site of a large polio outbreak. Yet, in June, citizens rallied to build a hospital in fifty-four hours to treat the victims. Items to see on a visit include Hickory Motor Speedway, Hickory Furniture Mart, Hickory Crawdads minor league baseball team, Union Square, and the Catawba Science Center/Hickory Museum of Art.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 80 Issue 10, Mar 2013, p34-36, 38, 40-42, il Periodical Website
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Landscape artist Chris Wilson is at work on a large project. He'll paint one hundred large-scale paintings of landscapes along U.S. 64, which stretches 563 miles across the state. The project will be titled \"Murphy to Manteo--An Artist's Scenic Journey.\" He has completed thirty paintings to date, and some are huge--sixteen feet tall and a dozen feet wide. Some of the paintings already hang in the North Carolina Museum of History.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 80 Issue 10, Mar 2013, p92-96, 98, 100-102, 104, 106-108 Periodical Website
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The Hillsborough BBQ Company is not your traditional barbecue restaurant. Walk in the door to a place with stained glass windows, hardwood floors, and a full bar, then smell the smoky, wood-fired barbecue, and you know you're in the right place. Joel Bohlin and Tommy Stann own the restaurant.
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William Henry Singleton was born a slave in 1843 in eastern North Carolina. During the Civil War he escaped to New Bern, a city under Union control, and over several months raised and trained a thousand African American soldiers, known as the 1st North Carolina Colored Volunteers. Gerard recounts his life from slavery through the war and finally to freedom.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 80 Issue 10, Mar 2013, p52-54, 56, 58-60, il, por Periodical Website
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