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19577
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The Potts-Burgaw-Duke house has finally concluded its 23 year restoration to return the house to the affluence and grandeur it enjoyed when it was constructed in 1870. Built by bachelor lawyer Samuel Potts, it was then purchased by Judge Burgaw, who in turn sold it to Dr. Duke and his family. By the 1980s, the home was deteriorating rapidly and finally purchased by Don Stroud, who spent 23 years restoring the house to a level of splendor not seen since the late 19th century.
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19576
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In 1898, Washington, N.C. became one of the most technologically advanced fire departments in the state with its acquisition of a Silsby steam fire engine. This technological marvel was able to pumped between 500 and 600 gallons of water per minute and was used in its last fire in 1937. Today the Silsby sits on display in the front room of the current fire station, visible to those who travel by.
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The 72-foot gaff-rigged schooner Jeanie B is a reminder of Washington's past as a prosperous port on the Pamlico River. Instead of transporting naval stores or agricultural products, Jeanie B now transports passengers on cruises of the Pamlico River, Pamlico Sound, and adjacent waterways. It also is used as a training vessel to teach the basics of sailing to young, aspiring sailors.
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19584
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Water aerobics is one of the most popular classes offered at the Vidant Wellness Center. During one of the four hour-long classes offered per day, students participate in cardio and resistance activities that does not put strain on their joints. Bolstered by referrals from local health care professionals, water aerobics has bettered the physical and mental health of its students and the community.
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19583
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Washington artisan Chip Shackleford continues to practice the art of glassblowing, a time honored tradition that is over two thousand years old. Shackleford considers conservation a key aspect of his art as over 90 percent of the materials he uses are recycled. Now he is attempting to get involved in the production of restoration glass for use in historic homes.
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19580
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This past March, the first Pamlico Writers Conference and Competition was held at the Washington Civic Center. Created as a collaboration between the Pamlico Writers Group and the Beaufort County Arts Council, the conference and competition received entries from local North Carolina writers and entrants from as far away as France.
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19582
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Wine has long been lauded for its medicinal used throughout recorded history. In 1991, 60 minutes aired a broadcast in which it discussed the dietary and health benefits of wine. Health care professionals agree that moderation is the key to benefiting from the consumption of wine.
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19581
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With the warming spring temperatures, fishing on the Pamlico River will similarily warm up as well. Spring anglers should expect excellent speckled trout fishing with many keepers in the 15-20 inch range. In addition to speckled trout, anglers should expect redfish and striped-bass in abundance.
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