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In the 1940s and 1950s hundreds of baseball players played three days a week in textile leagues around the Piedmont section. Players held jobs in the factories and the mills provided uniforms and equipment and paid time off to play. The games provided residents entertainment and gave them a sense of pride in where they lived. Quality of play varied from community to community, but some of the players were good enough to play professionally with the Washington Senators, Chicago Cubs, and New York Yankees. In the late 1950s as the mills disbanded the villages and television grew in popularity, the teams and leagues folded.
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In Part II of the executions at Kinston, Gerard recounts the hangings of the twenty-two Confederate deserters and its aftermath.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 80 Issue 2, July 2012, p54-56, 58, 60-61, il Periodical Website
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Wrightsville Beach, located in New Hanover County, is featured in OUR STATE's Tar Heel Town of the Month section.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 80 Issue 2, July 2012, p38-40, 42, 44-45, il Periodical Website
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Billy Graham may be a simple farm boy from North Carolina, but he has become one of the most prolific evangelist in American history, preaching in person to more than 215 million people in more than 185 countries and territories.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 80 Issue 2, July 2012, p98-104, 106, 8, 110, 112, f Periodical Website
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In the 1900s, North Carolina took the massive forests of the state and built a furniture industry unparalleled by any other entity in the United States. Although times and practices have changes, North Carolina still proclaims: \"Ours is better.\"
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 80 Issue 2, July 2012, p126-130, 132, 134, f Periodical Website
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As an infant in Watauga County, Arthel Lane Watson lost his sight. As a teenager he picked up a guitar. As an adult he is revered as the great \"Doc\" Watson.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 80 Issue 2, July 2012, p114-120, 122, 124, f Periodical Website
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James Latta Built a home on 100 rolling Piedmont acres in 1800 which was expanded over the years. By the 1950s, the plantation sat empty until the locals fought to preserve it. Now restored the Latta Plantation is located within the larger Latta Nature Preserve, where visitors can enjoy costumed actors, period antiques, miles of hiking trails, the equestrian center, and raptor preserve.
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17787
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Most people might not think much about their table salt, but salt from different locations has different textures and flavors. Take, for example, the unique sea salt from the Outer Banks of North Carolina--a special occasion ingredient.
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North Carolina may have been the state that made stock car racing known, but Richard Petty made it cool. Even at 75, the most winning man in NASCAR is not slowing down.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 80 Issue 2, July 2012, p136-142, 144-146, 148-149, f Periodical Website
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Dennis details the rising of the ACC basketball in North Carolina and the superstars that have come out of North Carolina universities.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 80 Issue 2, July 2012, p150-154, 156, 158, 160, 162-163, f Periodical Website
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