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David Moore, a professor at Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, has been digging and scraping in an area between Marion and Morganton since 1986. He went first as a doctoral student at UNC hoping to prove that Native Americans had lived and farmed there in the 16th century. What lay beneath this culture was uncovered by his team of archaeologists in the summer of 2013--remains of the oldest European fort (1567) in the inland United States. McShane recounts what is known about the leader of the 120 Spanish soldiers, Juan Pardo, and what has been learned about the fort.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 81 Issue 7, Dec 2013, p56-5860-62, 64, il, por Periodical Website
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Frank Scibelli opened his first restaurant in Charlotte, Mama Ricotta's, in 1992. When he couldn't find any Mexican food he liked, he opened Cantina 1511, and followed it up with a Tex-Mex--Paco's Tacos & Tequila. For hamburgers he opened Bad Daddy's Burger Bar. When he likes it and can't find it, he builds his own restaurant. Charlotte is not known for traditional barbecue--enter Scibelli and the Midwood Smokehouse. Markovich explains why this is a traditional barbecue place and yet very different.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 81 Issue 7, Dec 2013, p67-68, 70, 72, il, por Periodical Website
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Denton, a small town (population about 1,700) located in Davidson County, is Our State Magazine's featured Tar Heel Town of the Month.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 81 Issue 7, Dec 2013, p42-44, 46-48, 50, 52, il Periodical Website
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Salem Moravian Graveyard, known as God's Acre, is a unique burial place. John Birkhead was the first Moravian settler buried there in 1771, and the burial tradition continues to this date. There are no great headstones, prominent crosses, or majestic statues, for the Moravians believed that all are equal in death. Over 7,000 are buried there under simple, flat markers of white marble--20x24 inches, standing four inches high, pointing east. Nor are blood relatives buried together because the people are considered part of one family--the church family and are therefore buried chronologically.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 81 Issue 7, Dec 2013, p124-126, 128, 130, il Periodical Website
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Perry describes the beginnings and growth of the John C. Campbell Folk School which was founded in 1925 by Olive Dame Campbell and named in honor of her husband. Located in Brasstown in Cherokee County, the school offers classes including blacksmithing, pottery, weaving, dyeing, knitting, and dulcimer instruction to over 5,500 students yearly.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 81 Issue 7, Dec 2013, p140-163, il Periodical Website
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Marie Evans of Welcome in Davidson County had several artistic jobs before settling on the one for which she is known--miniatures. She studied painting at Virginia Commonwealth University, then went to New York City to pursue dance. Later, she spent thirteen years with The Lost Colony, and then made stained-glass windows. Her miniatures are pet portraits made in a three-dimensional likeness of the customer's dog or cat, down to the smallest details. She has created around 800 of the little animals that are ordered from all over the world. She also makes soft sculpture dolls.
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Forty miles southwest of Asheville is the Balsam Mountain Inn, a 100-year-old wooden structure railroad hotel. Merrily Teasley bought it in 1990 and undertook the restoration, which earned a certificate of historic restoration. There are no telephones, no television--just peace and quiet and an older form of entertainment, music. Teasley grew up in Eastern Tennessee and developed a love of country music. In 1996, she started a monthly songwriter series that attracts some big-time country musicians to the Balsam.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 81 Issue 7, Dec 2013, p23-24, 26, il Periodical Website
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Black describes a movement that's afoot in the state, the Little Free Library, a nationwide movement that began in Wisconsin in 2009. The little wooden boxes on poles may look like birdhouses, but they're not. There are 2,510 of them scattered across the country by August 2012 and neighbors and visitors just take a book and leave a book.
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Henry West opened Westwater Country Ham, located near Warsaw in Duplin County, in 1971. He was 43 at the time and his goals were simple--\"work less, live more, make money and not lose it, and create something, not merely manufacture it.\" A steady stream of customers over the past decades points to a successful venture.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 81 Issue 7, Dec 2013, p223-224, 226, 228, il Periodical Website
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The lives of two men--Gilbert Elliott, the builder of the C.S.S. Albemarle, an Ironclad, and Union Lt. William Barker Cushing, seeking revenge on the ship that killed one of his oldest friends in combat, will intersect on the Roanoke River at Plymouth on the night of October 27, 1864.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 81 Issue 7, Dec 2013, p208-210, 212, 214, 216, 218, 220, il Periodical Website
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