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Until 1975, every American astronaut, including Alan Shepard, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and John Glenn, received training at the Morehead Planetarium on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. There they learned celestial navigation, which was essential should their onboard navigation system fail. Anthony Jenzano, the planetarium's director, was their instructor.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 80 Issue 8, Jan 2013, p39-40, 42-43, il, por Periodical Website
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Grady's Barbecue, located in Dudley, an unincorporated town in Wayne County, is owned and operated by Steve and Gerri Grady. They have been in business for twenty-six years. Steve makes his barbecue a traditional way, smoking it over coals from hickory and oak wood. That flavor brings barbecue lovers locally and from distant places, including New York. Articles on their barbecue have appeared in USA Today and GQ.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 80 Issue 8, Jan 2013, p55-56, 58, il, por Periodical Website
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Mt. Olive, located in Wayne County on the border of Duplin County, is featured in Our State Magazine's Tar Heel Town of the Month section. The town is famous for its namesake pickle company, Mt. Olive Pickles, which makes it the only North Carolina town whose name appears on grocery store shelves in all fifty states.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 80 Issue 8, Jan 2013, p28-30, 32, 34-36, il Periodical Website
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Marjorie Hudsons's book, Accidental Birds of the Carolinas, took her nearly twenty years to finish, but it received an honorable mention for the PEN/Hemingway Award for Distinguished First Fiction in 2012. She lives on forty acres in Chatham County.
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Peter Geiger, a unique artist, moved to Cary in 1997. What makes his work unique is that he recycles old license plates, using them to build custom guitars that he sells to celebrities and the public. He makes about two a week.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 80 Issue 8, Jan 2013, p19-21, il, por Periodical Website
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18482
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Graff reports on the activities of pilots, crewmen, ground crews, and others who work at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro.
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Kruse discusses how the Avett Brothers, a trio from Concord, rose from obscurity to worldwide fame.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 80 Issue 8, Jan 2013, p82-86, 88, 90, 92, 94, il, por Periodical Website
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Vollis Simpson of Wilson began molding metal into artwork when most people were thinking of retirement. He calls his creations whirligigs. They are made from scrap metal, nuts, bolts, fans, and whatever else is available, and Simpson assembles them into giant, wind powered sculptures of machinery that spin and whirl. His machines have stood on his property for years but now are under restoration for placement in a park in Wilson. In 2011, he was a recipient of the North Carolina Award, the highest civilian honor given to a North Carolina resident or native.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 80 Issue 8, Jan 2013, p96-98, 100, 102, 104, il, por Periodical Website
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The Neese family has been selling its brand of sausage for the past ninety-six years. Based in Greensboro, the company's product packaging stands out--rectangular blocks of pork wrapped in butcher paper. Neese's does not use additives or fillers, and its dedication to quality has generated customer loyalty through the decades.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 80 Issue 8, Jan 2013, p141-143, il, por Periodical Website
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Jockey's Ridge, located at Nag's Head on the Outer Banks, is the East Coast's tallest sand dune. Now a state park, it is the only one that moves. Over the years, its shifting and moving sands have swallowed a hotel, miniature golf course, a cemetery and a fishing village. It is also North Carolina's most visited state park.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 80 Issue 8, Jan 2013, p122-126, 128, 130, il Periodical Website
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Founded in 1924, the Troutman Chair Company outside of Statesville has long been known for making the best oak rocking chairs in the country.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 80 Issue 8, Jan 2013, p114-116, 118, 120, il Periodical Website
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Gerard presents the breadth of practiced religions during this period and how prayer influenced everyday events both for soldiers and citizens. Also discussed is the era's dilemma of being a devote Christian and practicing slavery and how this shaped the religious and philosophical debate during the war.
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