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34734
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Davis, North Carolina, was home to the first movie theater in Carteret County. Beaufort soon followed the trend and in 1911 opened the Sea Breeze Theatre. A family business, the Sea Breeze was operated by William Luther Paul and his children. Projected by hand, films were shown at the theatre once per week. As they were silent, subtitles were included. To aid in the movie going experience, Paul designed a number of sound effects which could be operated in the projection booth including train whistles, horses running, and horns playing. When sound was finally incorporated into movies, a Victrola would play the associated record as the movie ran. By 1916, movies had expanded to include serial films with episodes playing over a number of weeks. Paul continued to experiment with sound and by 1928 had a working model of a Vitaphone system. The theatre operated through World War II.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 23 Issue 2, Fall-Winter 2007-2008, p8-11, il
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34732
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The Hunting Quarters Primitive Baptist Church was first organized in Hunting Quarters Township in 1829. Constructed at Nelson Bay, the Meeting House welcomed members of the Congregation from Portsmouth Island, Cedar Island, Atlantic, and Davis Shore. Following the Civil War, the community relocated to the town of Atlantic. When the building was destroyed in 1918 by a tornado, it was rebuilt further down the road. The congregation continued to meet until the 1960s, however it was a community in decline. In 2006, the Meeting House remained in poor condition. Thanks to efforts from local historians and community members, however, the structure has been repaired and is currently used for history meetings.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 23 Issue 2, Fall-Winter 2007-2008, p5-6, il
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34733
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Fort Hancock was erected in 1778 to guard the entrance to Cape Lookout. A gift from the French Foreign Ministry, the fort and accompanying munitions and supplies were given to support Americans in their search for freedom. Several Comtes, Generals, and Admirals all served at the fort during the American Revolutionary War. The fort was dismantled in 1780.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 23 Issue 2, Fall-Winter 2007-2008, p6-7, il, por
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34737
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Mitchell Fulcher was a folk artist well known throughout Eastern North Carolina for his duck decoys. Born on the Core Sound into a small fishing community, Fulcher was employed in a wider range of cottage industries than solely decoy manufacture, including net making, hunting, trapping, and painting. His collection of tools used in net making and fishing is large; it includes many handmade gauges, wooden needles, cork floats, and terrapin gauges. As these goods were produced in industrial factories after 1910, today they are considered folk art collectibles.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 23 Issue 2, Fall-Winter 2007-2008, p15-16, il, por
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34735
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Loftin recalls visiting the Sea Breeze Theatre during his childhood in Beaufort. After receiving his weekly allowance of fifteen cents, Loftin would purchase enough penny candy to outlast an afternoon at the movies. Meeting up with friends, the children would enter the theatre for a dime. The movies showed in order—first a cartoon, followed by the latest installment in a serial. Then, finally, the feature presentation—cowboy films were favorites of the author.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 23 Issue 2, Fall-Winter 2007-2008, p12-13, il
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34736
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Madie Bell was a Harlowe, North Carolina native and attended Greensboro Female College where she studied teaching. Bell worked as an educator in Morehead City at the turn of the 20th century. An active member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Daughters of the Confederacy, Bell organized the Morehead City Woman’s Club, serving as its first president in 1921. She continued a life of civic service, sitting on the Board of Trustees for Morehead City schools.
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The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 23 Issue 2, Fall-Winter 2007-2008, p14-15, il, por