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23888
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Wilmington's Rx Restaurant & Bar opened in 2012 in a building that housed a pharmacy for the majority of the twentieth century. The architecture and some interior design elements are reminiscent of the structure's former business, while the cooks use old-fashioned cooking methods and promote local produce.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 82 Issue 12, May 2015, p59-60, 62, il, por, map Periodical Website
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23890
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Hurricanes have plagued the summer and fall seasons throughout much of North Carolina's history, but recently, North Carolina has faced the wrath of hurricanes more than any other state. Over time, the methods of hurricane detection have evolved, but resident reaction still varies from person to person.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 82 Issue 12, May 2015, p130-136, il, por Periodical Website
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23892
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North Carolina shores are the home of four endangered sea turtle species: loggerheads, kemp's ridleys, green, and leatherbacks. Sea turtle lives are mysteries to humans, but scientists and environmentalists work tirelessly to learn about these creatures and save them from extinction.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 82 Issue 12, May 2015, p158-161, 163, 165, il Periodical Website
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23886
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The country's largest ammunition port is located in Brunswick County, North Carolina. Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point (MOTSU) was built between 1952-1955 and is where ships load or unload weapon cargo, including rockets, missiles, howitzers, grenades, projectiles, and pyrotechnics.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 82 Issue 12, May 2015, p45-46, 48, il, por Periodical Website
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23889
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Outer Bank's oldest store, Burrus Red & White Supermarket, is located at the southern end of Hatteras Island. For nearly 150 years, the store has served the small community in Hatteras and remains an important part of the town's heritage.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 82 Issue 12, May 2015, p84-90, il, por, map Periodical Website
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23891
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The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores is home to a replica of the German World War II submarine U-352. Twice-daily scuba dives in the submarine's tank allow visitors to engage with and question the divers about history, diving techniques, and more.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 82 Issue 12, May 2015, p148-152, 154, il, por, map Periodical Website
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23887
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The Cherokee language is slowly dying out as the younger generations are taught English rather than Cherokee. An immersion program at the Atse Kituwah Academy in Cherokee, North Carolina teaches students the language to avoid its extinction.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 82 Issue 12, May 2015, p53-54, il, por Periodical Website
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37699
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Hatteras Island’s magic is described here almost entirely in photographs. Included are sights such as Honey B, last remaining Banker pony on Hatteras Island; Futuro Saucer Home, second most photographed sight on the Outer Banks; Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, most photographed sight on Hatteras Island; and the restored Oregon Inlet Lifesaving Station, built in 1897.
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37697
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This precious stone’s features perhaps need no hyperbole to underscore its importance in North Carolina. In the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences are four of the largest emeralds discovered in North America. Among these stones is the 64 carat Carolina Emerald, described as the largest cut emerald in North America.
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37698
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The tearing down of the bridge between Chimney Rock and Lake Lure in 2010 necessitated a way to keep the towns connected and protect the aquatic ecosystem. By 2013, a garden on cement, cited as the second of its kind in the country, was a vision turned reality named Lake Lure Flowering Bridge.
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37708
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The term coined by Jonathan Daniels in his News and Observer write-up from the 1920s still applies. The unpainted aristocracy is associated with families such as the Outlaws and Worthingtons, who have had cottages in the area for as long as five generations. The cottages carry the weight of aristocratic history through family legends, such as a Worthington ancestor laid in his Civil War regalia in the cottage’s dining room. The cottages attest hardiness against hurricanes such as the ones in 1898 and 1918 because of Stephen Twine, credited with designing and erecting these summer homes.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 82 Issue 12, May 2015, p182-196, 198-199, il Periodical Website
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37701
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Zacharias’ definition of Hatteras Island: not just a barrier between the ocean and mainland; vulnerable to hurricanes and shipwrecks; Blackbeard’s visitation; site for Ocracoke Lighthouse. Island is also defined as a land rich with history. Hatteras’ place in state history was set during its days as Pilot Town, when residents navigated ships through Pamlico Sound’s shoals. Hatteras’ place in personal history can be seen in families such as Ballance and Howard, whose graveyards and ghost stories attesting lives going back as far as ten generations.
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37709
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The naming of state sites such as towns, waterways, and mountains is essential as location markers and identity creators, with purposes enlightening and entertaining. A book mentioned by Parker fulfilling these purposes is William Powell’s Gazetteer: A Dictionary of Tar Heel Places and Their History. Among the discussed town in this book, a professed must for groups such as genealogists, historians, and urban planners are Big Swag, Lizard Lick, and The Frying Pan.
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37706
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This Coast Guard branch has a long and illustrious history of saving lives throughout the Crystal Coast waterways. Among the seven stations established in 1871, it has the distinction of maintaining its original buildings, such as the original 1874 station and 1907 Midgett House. The station established to respond to the area’s propensity for shipwrecks also has the distinction of participating in wartime rescue missions, such as the crew from the torpedoed SS Mirlo.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 82 Issue 12, May 2015, p174, 176-177 Periodical Website
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37704
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The United States Coast Guard, created by Congress in 1790, is cited as America's oldest maritime service. North Carolina’s Coast Guard, employed in nine stations anchored along the Crystal Coast, has provided service on a national level, in missions such as rescuing 14 of 16 HMS Bounty crew members during Hurricane Sandy. On a state level, services are illustrated in enforcing federal laws, patrolling waterways, and assuring watercraft are operated safely.
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