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28679
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In the village of St. Helena in Pender County, Saints Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Church is hanging on thanks to the devotion of its 3 remaining parishioners. The church and its congregation were the center of a small northern European agricultural community created by Hugh MacRae in 1905 near Burgaw, NC. The church was built in 1932 and was the only Russian Orthodox church in North Carolina. Today, the congregation is down to 3 members but they faithfully keeping their religious tradition alive.
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28677
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A photoessay survey’s the state’s old-growth forests from the mountains to the sea. Photographs of the forests and trees provide a look at what North Carolina looked like before it was settled. Photos of Eastern hemlocks, live oaks, American holly, bald cypress, longleaf pine, Fraser magnolia, chestnut oaks, and tulip poplars are pictured.
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28676
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New Bern was North Carolina’s first capital. The city has a long history and has a reputation for renovation and rebirth. Highlighted as places where the past meets the present is the Harmony House and Tryon Palace. The history and present day culture of New Bern are explored emphasizing the connections between New Bern’s present and past.
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28680
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The newer workers at Vanguard Furniture in Hickory, NC are carrying on the traditions of the old guard. The craftsmen who make the furniture by hand at Vanguard discuss the importance of knowledge passed down through the generations. This knowledge has helped them and the company remain a success despite the changing industry.
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28674
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In 1960 Lenoir-Rhyne College won the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics championship for football. The story of that team and the lasting friendship football created for teammates Richard Kemp and Marion Kirby is told.
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28678
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Carolyn Mason was instrumental in protecting the wild Shackleford Banks horses. Mason helped lead and organize a campaign to protect the free range horses in 1995. The details of her campaign and its effect on the local horse population are detailed.
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28683
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In Gaston County, Chase and Alice White are trying to bring a tiny community back to life. Spencer Mountain, NC has only two residents and the Whites are trying to clean up the town. The history of the town and its future are detailed.
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28693
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Rudy Austin and his family are Ocracoke Island natives who have made it possible for people to visit Portsmouth Island via boat for 40 years. Austin’s father once worked on the now uninhabited island and started taking visitors to the island when the National Park Service took over its management in the 1970s. The Austin’s are the only ferry service and as they age, many wonder what will happen to Portsmouth Island.
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28696
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At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill football fans wear their own sort of uniform. Many of the football fans do not wear jerseys or t-shirts, but rather button shirts, ties, sports jackets, and sweaters. The fashion of the football fans at UNC-Chapel Hill is profiled.
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28695
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East Carolina University football fans are energetic, loyal, and don’t back down. Their fans feel like their team, the town of Greenville, and East Carolina University all have something to prove. The football fans of East Carolina are profiled and detail why they love their football team.
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28694
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Allen and Barry Huffman of Hickory are saving the state’s folk artists. The couple is dedicated to keeping folk artists and their art alive. The couple enjoys finding unique and special pieces and house their finds in the Hickory Museum of Art.
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28698
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North Carolina A&T has a marching band unlike most. The tradition of the marching band at the university goes back generations often with members of the same family all participating in the band. The history, tradition, and family ties to the marching band are detailed.
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