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for Our State Vol. 88 Issue 4, September 2020
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From 1936 to 1966, a little guidebook known as the "Green Book" served as an essential tool for African American travel. In recent times, a $148,000 grant for the "Green Book Project" has been set up to document north Carolina sites found in the guide. Angela Thope is director of the North Carolina African American Heritage Commission which administers the project.
Lake Waccamaw Depot Museum houses vintage railroad memorabilia and boasts what locals suggest as the best little gift shop in the area. The former turn-of-the century ticket office was saved from demolition in the 1970s, when the local women's club purchased the building.
Shifting sand has been a constant force on the Outer Banks for centuries. Keeping the areas' main lifeline, Highway 12 above the sand remains a complicated challenge to those who manage the road. Before paving of the route in the 1950s, automobile traffic for the barrier islands was principally on the sand.
Granville County's J. Pratt Winston was creator of one of the most iconic stereo designs of the 1970s.