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The history behind the 1934 Great Fire that destroyed the north end of Wrightsville Beach is told. The fire destroyed more than 100 buildings and caused more than a million dollars’ worth of damage. Stories from historians, descendants of those who lived through the event, and former residents tell of the damage and destruction.
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28487
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The Blue Star Mothers of North Carolina work hard to offer support to members of the military and veterans. The group of mothers also supports one another, sharing their hopes and fears, and advice, while serving the local veteran community. Members talk about how they have adjusted to having children on active duty in the military and what the group has offered to them.
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28488
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This photoessay provides photographs and stories about farms which grow strawberries in North Carolina. Patterson Farm in China Grove, NC, Ingram Farm in High Point, NC, The Berry Patch in Ellerbe, NC, Cottle Farms in Faison, NC, Vollmer Farm in Bunn, NC, Lewis Nursery and Farms in Rocky Point, and Holden Brothers Farm Market in Shallotte, NC are all photographed and described.
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28493
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The Atlantic Beach Seafood & Fresh Market’s success as a 3rd generation family business is described. The Kamile and Chandler Willis met at the restaurant, married, and now are taking control of the successful Atlantic Beach institution. Stories of the family, the couple, and the family business are told.
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28489
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Briggs Hardware has provided Raleigh with goods and building supplies since 1865. The history of the store and how it has changed over six generations over Briggs’ is detailed. The store is serving the citizens of Raleigh differently than in the past, but people are still coming to Briggs to meet a variety of needs.
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28491
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Once a stagecoach stop, Washburn’s General Store in Rutherford County is where the locals eat lunch and orders come in from around the world. The history of the general store and its owners are detailed. The store has been in the family for five generations and remains a pillar of the local community.
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28486
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The Alamance County town of Mebane, NC is known for its friendly citizens, colorful murals, and thriving downtown. The town, its history, its culture, and the lifestyle of residents who live there are described. The town has been successful because it has balanced growth with maintaining its personality.
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28490
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The Mount View Farm near Chapel Hill, NC has been a part of the Neville family since 1756. The history this farm and several other Bicentennial and Century Farms across North Carolina are detailed. Family members discuss the importance of the farms to their families and their identities.
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28492
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The Schiffman brothers run a successful fourth-generation jewelry store in Greensboro, NC. The history of the family business, the family, and their success are described.
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28494
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Among the many legacies of World War II were several long running bakeries established by military veterans . Three popular examples are Asheboro’s Central Bakery, High Point’s The Sweet Shoppe Bakery, and Goldsboro’s Mickey’s Pastry Shop.
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37164
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Tarboro’s Town Common, established in 1760, currently has a place in town life as part of a park. Its original purposes, designated by the Colonial legislature, including livestock grazing and military drills. Purposes today include the inspiration for a product made by the Tarboro Brewing Company and site for the Happening on the Common each May.
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37166
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With the same theme as another article in this edition, Susan Stafford Kelly's, “For the Love of Fish,” this article profiles North Carolina companies owned by the same families. Among the forty were Joe Sugar’s of St. Paul’s, founded 1916; Winston-Salem’s Quality Oil, established 1937; Raleigh’s Capitol Broadcasting, founded 1937; Morehead City’s El’s Drive-In, established 1959.
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37165
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With the same theme as another article found in this edition, Susan Stafford Kelly' “Diamond Guys," this article profiles fifteen businesses in North Carolina owned by the same families. Included were Raleigh’s York Properties, established 1910; Hickory’s Keever’s Key and Repair Service, founded 1920; Salisbury’s Beaver Brothers, established 1911; Windsor’s Bertie County Peanuts, founded 1915.
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