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The Wright Brothers’ legacy is an important aspect of North Carolina history. The monuments and museum at Kill Devil Hills tell the story of the brothers’ first flight, but sites and museums throughout the state—such as the Carolinas Aviation Museum in Charlotte and the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer—also celebrate their invention.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 82 Issue 4, September 2014, p128-132, 134, 136, 138-140, 142, il, por, map Periodical Website
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Wilbur King Sr. started Kings Restaurant in Kinston in 1936. The restaurant was originally part of a country store and filling station, but has since gained its own space and opened three branches. The restaurant serves eastern style barbecue, but is most known for the Pig in a Puppy sandwich—barbecue served in a hush puppy bun.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 82 Issue 4, September 2014, p65-66, 68-69, il, por, map Periodical Website
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In January 1964, the Surgeon General explained the findings of a recent study—that cigarette smoking was linked to lung cancer and heart disease. Since that time, the tobacco industry has received a number of blows, including the end of the quota system in 2004. Some North Carolina tobacco farmers continue to grow tobacco, but many discontinued harvesting the crop and instead turned to farming other products, such as berries and grapes.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 82 Issue 4, September 2014, p166-168, 170, 172, 174, il, por Periodical Website
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Archie Davis helped found North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park in the 1960s. The park opened with the goals of providing jobs and working for education on and off campus. Throughout its existence, it has done both by working with the nearby universities and by drawing companies, like IBM, to the area.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 82 Issue 4, September 2014, p44-46, 48,50-51, il, por Periodical Website
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North Carolinians have a distinct accent, although there are many different dialects. Author and North Carolina native, Susan Stafford Kelly takes on the task of describing the Southern word pronunciation without using traditional linguistic terms.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 82 Issue 4, September 2014, p111-112,114, 116, il Periodical Website
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North Carolina’s state dance is the Carolina Shag. Shag dancing originated in the 1920s and was perfected during the 1930s and 1940s Swing Era. Carolinians gave it their own flavor by transforming it into a beach dance, resulting in the Carolina Shag.
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24602
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In 2014, Elon University conducted a poll to discover what makes North Carolina unique. The results reveal that North Carolina is a rather moderate state, in terms of how residents describe it.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 82 Issue 4, September 2014, p96-98, 100, 102-104, 106, 108-109, il, map Periodical Website
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North Carolina’s textile industry faced difficult times in the 2000s after many industries were outsourced. However, Unifi, a textile mill in Yadkinville, found a way to beat the decline of the industry. After years of experimentation and little profit, the company developed Repreve, a fabric made from recycled yarn that is now found in Nike, Patagonia, and Haggar products, as well as Toyota and Ford cars.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 82 Issue 4, September 2014, p176-178, 180, 182, 184, il, por Periodical Website
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As part nine of The Civil War: Life in North Carolina series, this article describes the role of nine nuns who traveled from New York to nurse soldiers back to health in Beaufort, North Carolina.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 82 Issue 4, September 2014, p218-220, 222-226, il Periodical Website
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24607
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The South Charlotte furniture business, Heritage Handcrafted, is owned by James Broyhill II, descendant of J.E. Broyhill who operated Broyhill Furniture Factories. This article includes the history of Broyhill Furniture Factories as well as how James came to opening Heritage Handcrafted.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 82 Issue 4, September 2014, p186-188, 190, 192, 194, 196, il, por Periodical Website
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