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The reemergence of the 1864 Agnes E. Fry shipwreck and its importance are detailed. The Agnes E. Fry was a blockade runner intended to be used to evade Union warships during the Civil War. The Fry’s history, the account of its final run as told by Bernard Roux Harding, and its place off the NC coast are described. Billy Ray Morris, director of the Underwater Archaeology Branch, rediscovered the ship and he describes the work being done to preserve and document the find.
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Edward Moseley and the famous Moseley Map are profiled. Moseley was the surveyor general of North Carolina and created his map to correct the mistakes in John Lawson’s 1709 map. The only copy of the map in the United States is owned by East Carolina University and its history and appearance are described.
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A photoessay of Beaufort, NC is presented from the perspective of an individual on a bike tour. The Fish House on Front Street, the Old Burying Ground of the Ann Street United Methodist Church, the Sloo/Shepard House, the “Beaufort fence,” and the Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center at the North Carolina Maritime Museum are among the historic landmarks described and photographed.
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The father of commercial blueberry farming in North Carolina is Harold Graham Huntington. In 1928 before his arrival to NC, blueberries only grew in the wild. By 1939, his Pender County blueberry farm was the largest in the world. Huntington is also responsible for the strains of blueberries which grow best in the state today. Huntington’s history of farming and his involvement in the blueberry industry are detailed.
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The town of Brevard and the quality of music that is produced there every summer is profiled. The Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium and Brevard Music Center hosts more than 80 concerts over the summer, many of them free to the public. Students come from all over the country to study and perform with renowned musicians here. The music scene and its importance to the area are detailed.
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Eight concrete towers were built on Topsail Island in the 1940s as part of Operation Bumblebee. The operation’s goal was to test the ramjet engine in a more isolated area so they could measure the flight path. From the towers, the rocket’s performance was measured. The towers are still present on the island with some having been turned in vacation homes and others left vacant since the 1940s.
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28550
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The history of post-mills in North Carolina and the location of a replica post mill in Dare County are detailed. Post-mills were common along the Outer Banks during the 18th and 19th centuries in Carteret, Hyde, and Dare counties. In the 1970s Lynanne Wescott built a replica post-mill located at Island Farm on Roanoke Island and it has become a local landmark.
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In 1733, Edward Mosely published “A New and Correct Map of the Province of North Carolina” after his team painstakingly surveyed the state. Using compasses, clocks, and chains to measure, he then inked then map and sent it to England for publishing. Only three of these original maps still exist today: two in England, and one in Joyner Library at East Carolina University, North Carolina.
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The United States is the world’s leading blueberry producer, the roots of which lie in North Carolina. In 1940’s Pender County, a farmer named Harold Graham Huntington worked with NC State University biologists in order to create disease-resistant strains of blueberry. Huntington’s farm helped lay the foundation for the blueberry industry in the United States.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 85 Issue 1, June 2017, p32-35, il, por Periodical Website
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During the summer, the North Carolina town of Brevard becomes alive with the sound of music. For seven weeks, dozens of concerts are put on by a variety of musicians, from classical to bluegrass, many of which are conducted outside. A camp for music students coincides with the festival.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 85 Issue 1, June 2017, p53-57, il, por Periodical Website
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In this Ramblin’ Man column, author T. Edward Nickens recounts his adventure on a deep-sea charter out of Moreheard City, North Carolina. Fishing in the Gulf Stream off the coast of North Carolina results in large, colorful catches.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 85 Issue 1, June 2017, p70-75, il, por Periodical Website
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Ponysaurus Brewing Company has taken the feel of a backyard cookout and turned it into a business model. Not only do they brew different beers regularly, but they also have an outdoor clubhouse space with grills, candy that can be bought by the scoop, and a homey atmosphere.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 85 Issue 1, June 2017, p46-48, il, por Periodical Website
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With historic sites, great restaurants, and stunning water-front views, Beaufort, North Carolina has turned into an idyllic small town. The best way to get around town to see all of these things is to ride a bike.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 85 Issue 1, June 2017, p84-105, il, por Periodical Website
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Stanbury, a restaurant in Raleigh, is known for its elegant yet simple dining experience. Inspired by international palettes, the head chefs at Stanbury want to introduce new tastes to the Raleigh area, while still offering classic North Carolina cuisine.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 85 Issue 1, June 2017, p42-45, il, por Periodical Website
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The Gideon Ridge Inn in Blowing Rock, North Carolina has become a quiet getaway for many loyal guests. Originally built in 1941 as a summer retreat home, the house has since transformed into a secluded guest house that has kept its quiet charm.
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