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Born and raised in New York, John Newland Maffitt began a long and storied naval career with a midshipman's commission in the United States Navy in 1832. Later he servds aboard the USS Constitution and was ordered to the United States Coast Survey to chart the southern harbors of Savannah, Charleston, and Wilmington. As a transplant to the South, Maffitt takes up the illicit activity of razing Union vessels during the Civil War and an account of his escapades and prizes won are outlined in this article.
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After building a dollhouse with her ten grandchildren, Meredith Michener of High Point decided in 1990 decided to continue the craft. She went to Seattle to study with a nationally renowned miniaturist and learned to use tools she had no experience with. Over the years she has constructed thirty intricately designed rooms. Each one required a month to ten months to complete. In 2001 she donated her rooms, now known as \"Meredith's Miniatures,\" to the High Point Museum where they are a permanent exhibit. It is considered one of the largest collections of its types made by one person in the country.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 81 Issue 1, June 2013, p19-20, 22, il, por Periodical Website
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Ed Macomber has a varied background. He has an art degree from Wagner College in New York City, served with the U.S. Marines, married a Morehead City woman, sold Toyotas for fourteen years, and he has owned a New Bern art-supply store for fifteen more years. Ten years ago his art community friends convinced him to sell the store and paint for a living. He has been twice-honored by the North Carolina Watercolor Society. Macomber does not focus on one subject, such as sea landscapes, but paints from a limitless supply of subject matter.
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Joe and Edna Hill opened Hill's Lexington Barbecue in 1951 in Winston-Salem. At that time there were few barbecue restaurants in town and none served the Lexington style. In 1971 the restaurant moved from a 35-seat restaurant to its present location, which seats 200. At sixty years, Hill's is now a third-generation family business.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 81 Issue 1, June 2013, p69-70, 72, il Periodical Website
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Our State magazine began as The State on June 3, 1933. In the early decades the magazine was a weekly publication, and this is issue number 2,047. This photo essay features covers from the archives of both titles with topics such as mountains, notable North Carolinians, Christmas, and lighthouses.
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William S. Powell, historian at UNC-Chapel Hill, had an idea for an encyclopedia about the state, but he did not start work on it until the 1980s. This book, the ENCYCLOPEDIA OF NORTH CAROLINA, was published in 2006 and over 500 people contributed articles to it. Smith relates some of the interesting subjects in the book.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 81 Issue 1, June 2013, p126-128, 130, 132, 134, 136, 138-141, il Periodical Website
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Commemorating the 80th anniversary of The State/Our State magazine, Maxwell uses the words of the magazine's founder, Carl Goerch, as a guide to exploring the North Carolina.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 81 Issue 1, June 2013, p106-116, 118, 120, 122, 124 , il Periodical Website
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The Mayberry Ice Cream Restaurants at one time numbered forty-two half a century ago; now only seven remain in the state. The bean-and-bacon soup is legendary; banana splits are delicious. Tomlin visits the one in High Point which is owned by Rita and Mike Rankin. Mike went to work with the restaurant as a dish washer at age fifteen and worked his way up to owner. When the chain still had a large number of restaurants, he was the troubleshooter for it. He and Rita have a loyal clientele that comes to their restaurant to enjoy their homemade food.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 81 Issue 1, June 2013, p206-208, 210-212, 214, il, por Periodical Website
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Before she was an acclaimed novelist, Susan Kelly of Rutherfordton, was a summer camper. Although Camp Yonahlossee outside Blowing Rock has been long closed, the memories of those days, which she recounts in this article, still linger.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 81 Issue 1, June 2013, p146-150, 152, il Periodical Website
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Huler describes Hanging Rock State Park from its rock formations of some 500 million years ago to its resort period of the 19th century when it catered to wealthy travelers and finally to the park's construction in the 20th century by the Civilian Conservation Corps.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 81 Issue 1, June 2013, p194-196, 198, 200, il Periodical Website
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The Maypop, or Passiflora incarnate, is a native vine that has intricate flowers and pods that pop. It is known by another name, passionflower, and grows in every county in the state.
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