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Crawdads or crayfish are common in North Carolina but the streams and creeks in which they live are facing a number of stresses. According to the author, the lack of children playing outside and trying to catch them is more worrying than the environmental problems crawdad’s are facing. The author discusses his childhood, the changing nature of child’s play, and the current situation crawdad’s are facing.
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For many children of mill workers at the Loray Mill in Gastonia, summer was filled with memories of vacations at Camp Firestone on Lake James. Camp Firestone offered a vacation from the rigors of work at the mill, while allowing vacationers to be among the friends they lived with in the mill village and worked next to in the mill. The history of the mill-run vacation destination and its place in the lives of mill workers is told.
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The Sherwood Forest Golf Club in Brevard, NC has changed little over the years except for their caddies. The golf club employs llamas as caddies for golfers. The author discusses his memories playing the course with his grandfather as a boy and again as an adult with his family and their llama caddies.
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The Russell School in Durham is one of the few remaining Rosenwald Schools. 5,000 Rosenwald Schools were built for African Americans in the segregated south by Julius Rosenwald, the former president of Sears, Roebuck & Company. Durham’s Helen Rosenwald recently visited the school in Durham and connected with the alumni who attended the school founded by her cousin, Julius Rosenwald. Helen Rosenwald’s story as a Jewish refugee during World War II, the stories of alumni of the Russell School, and the history of the two groups and the school is detailed.
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The Coinjock Colored School in Barco, NC is one of about 800 Rosenwald Schools that were built in North Carolina. The school was recently moved to a new location and will be renovated as a shop and a museum. This will allow the school and stories from former students like Lorraine Perry to be preserved. The history of the school, the Rosenwald Schools, and life as a African American student in the segregated South are told.
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The Rest Haven church near Bath, NC and its unique setting and congregation are detailed. The outdoor church is on the banks of the Pamlico River and was founded in 1950. The congregation takes turns giving sermons and leading the service. Stories and memories are shared of the church and its place in the lives of the local residents.
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The capital of Carteret County has had a long history in the Crystal Coast. Dubbed Fish Town in the early 1700s, the town received its next moniker from John Motley Morehead in the 1850s. Incorporated as Morehead City in 1861, the town lives up to its original identity through its famous Blue Marlin Tournament, Seafood Festival, and Sanitary Fish Market and Restaurant.
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An important part of childhood, to the author, was rides on a carousel. For Perry, its appeal could be defined in the thrill of the spin and the sound of the calliope. As illustration for its timeless appeal was a description and photo of a three row menagerie carousel in Burlington. As for its timely appeal, that was acknowledged in its being one of just two dozen remaining in American built by Gustav A. Dentzel.
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