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for The State Vol. 24 Issue 6, Aug 1956
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Minerals and organic materials have leached out of the soil in North Carolina's coastal lowlands due to shallow roots and heavy rains resulting in the destruction of local forests. A multi-million dollar experiment in Dare County aims to address the deforestation issue by replanting trees that will in turn, serve as commercial forests.
The North Carolina Democratic Convention, held in 1880 in Raleigh, was attended by more than three thousand individuals. Hosted outside due to the size of the crowd, the convention served as a venue for Thomas J. Jarvis, Daniel G. Fowle, and Alfred M. Scales, to debate and vie for gubernatorial candidacy.
Assigned to building and floating an ironclad warship to help recapture North Carolina positions, 1st Lt. Gilbert Elliot designed the CSS Albemarle during the spring of 1863. Constructed at Edward's Ferry, on the Roanoke River, the CSS Albemarle was built in a cornfield owned by William Ruffin Smith.