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27818
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Biltmore Estate Industries began in the late nineteenth century with an instructional woodworking class taught by Charlotte Yale and Eleanor Vance, and supported by Edith Vanderbilt. In the early 20th century, Yale and Vance expanded the reach of these classes to teach mountain women how to produce finer wool fabric. Biltmore Estate Industries demonstrated how popular and viable commercial weaving could be for the Asheville area. Following George Vanderbilt’s death, ownership changed hands and the material produced by the women came to be known as Biltmore Homespun. Today, the industry is owned and operated by the Blomberg family who purchased it in the 1950s.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 84 Issue 10, March 2017, p30, 32, 34, il, por Periodical Website
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27821
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Holiday Tours, founded in Level Cross in 1978, is a bus tour company that provides charter service and takes tourists all over the country. Nancy and Dwight Thompson started their business with just one bus and now that number has grown to 72. The goal of Holiday Tours is to make an enjoyable travel experience where 50 people who initially don’t know each other feel like family by the end of the trip.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 84 Issue 10, March 2017, p80-82, 84, il, por, map Periodical Website
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27822
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The R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company was a prominent economic component and employer in Winston Salem during the twentieth century. The company headquarters building—built in the late 1920s—was iconic, and the inspiration for the Empire State Building. Following the decline of the tobacco industry, the building wasn’t used, but today, the inside has been refurbished as a hotel.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 84 Issue 10, March 2017, p86-90, 92, 94, 96, il, por Periodical Website
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27819
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Flo’s Kitchen in Wilson first opened in 1990. Founder and namesake, Florence Williams, was already famous in Wilson for the biscuits she baked at other restaurants. Subsequently, Flo’s was an immediate hit. The eatery’s famous “cathead” biscuits are made fresh daily and are known for being the size of a cat’s head.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 84 Issue 10, March 2017, p42, 44, 46, il, por, map Periodical Website
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27815
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Morganton is a town of 16,700, but it has a rich history and culture. From a famous senator to an American Indian archaeological site, and from mountain views to local breweries, Morganton has much to offer.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 84 Issue 10, March 2017, p55-56, 58-59, il, por, map Periodical Website
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27817
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The Jefferson Inn is the only hotel in Southern Pines. The inn’s structure was first built in the late nineteenth century, and after falling into disrepair during the twentieth century, opened as the Inn in 2007.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 84 Issue 10, March 2017, p61-62, il, por, map Periodical Website
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27814
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Cypress Bend Vineyards in Wagram, North Carolina opened in 2005 after owners Dan and Tina Smith moved back to the land where Dan’s family first settled in 1807.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 84 Issue 10, March 2017, p48, 50, il, por, map Periodical Website
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27820
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Early spring welcomes the return of green grass and blooming flowers. In the woods and mountains of North Carolina, the Redbud tree returns.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 84 Issue 10, March 2017, p70-72, 74, por Periodical Website
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27824
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The Battle of Guilford Courthouse is now considered a decisive battle of the American Revolution. The fateful meeting between Major General Nathanael Greene and Lieutenant General Charles Cornwallis occurred on March 15, 1781, just seven months prior to Cornwallis’ surrender at Yorktown. Each year, 300 to 500 reenactors partake in the reenactment of this battle at Guilford Courthouse National Military Park.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 84 Issue 10, March 2017, p106-129, il, por Periodical Website
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27825
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The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA) includes artifacts from seven different states—North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Maryland, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Virginia. The decorative arts refer to objects created for domestic use such as furniture, pottery, and candles. The museum has objects dating from the establishment of Jamestown until the beginning of the Civil War. These pieces of art tell stories of a way of life very different from our own.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 84 Issue 10, March 2017, p130-134, 136, il, por, map Periodical Website
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27826
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Artist Dan Nance paints historical renderings of events in the Charlotte area and has been doing so for twenty years. His collection has been reunited for the first time at the Charlotte Museum of History for an exhibit titled: “Charlotte’s Road to Revolution: Paintings by North Carolina Artist Dan Nance.”
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 84 Issue 10, March 2017, p138-142,144, il, por, map Periodical Website
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27828
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The New Belgium beer company opened its east coast brewery in Asheville in 2016. Locals love the beer and the city improvements brought on by the brewery’s arrival, but some still question whether it should be considered a local business or not.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 84 Issue 10, March 2017, p150-154, 156, 158, il, map Periodical Website
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37012
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Emblazoned with the Lucky Strikes cigarettes symbol, it’s a reminder of a time when four fifths of the United States’ tobacco products came from Durham’s American Tobacco Company. The company still has a presence in town as the American Tobacco Campus, complete with historic buildings and courtyard.
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37008
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For Kelly, the difference between supper and dinner is the food on the plate and the occasion being formal or informal. With those distinctions in mind, the author suggests that, since the South is a casual region, the evening meal should be called supper and never with a capital S.
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37016
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One woodsman proves that some tools are still standard, despite the ubiquity of digital based technology. His promotion of horse power is extended to teaching students from Appalachian State how to use this tool. Tasks mentioned by the author where horse power is useful included cleaning debris from a graveyard or clearing a mountainside for a bird habitat.