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for The State Vol. 23 Issue 22, Mar 1956
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The Park Services estimates that there are 500 to 600 bears in all the Smokies, which is an average of about one per thousand acres of parkland. All are black bears, which is the only species in North Carolina. They fall into three categories: the semi-tame \"smoochers\", the \"thieves\", and the truly wild.
Captain Ashe recounts the adventures of the Shenandoah and her Captain, James Iredell Waddell of the Confederate Navy. Shenandoah made chase and prize of many vessels. Even after the war, she carried the Confederate flag of battle around the world.
Sharpe details the day-in-the-life of a crewman on board one of North Carolina's floating lighthouses. He also provides the history of Diamond Shoals Lightship.
Every year over 250,000 people come to Wilmington, located in the southeastern part of the state, for the Azalea Festival. In addition to the colorful azaleas, visitors can see movie and radio stars and enjoy a variety of activities.