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for We the People of North Carolina Vol. 11 Issue 2, June 1953
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Two famous Outer Banks maritime disasters are being commemorated with markers by the North Carolina Department of Archives and History. A historical marker at Rodanthe will point out the spot where British tanker MILO was torpedoed and sunk in 1918. Additionally, a marker at Nags Head points out the naval catastrophe of the USS HURON, where 103 lives were lost in 1877.
In 1945, the US school operating expenditures for the nation's public schools totaled over $2 million and expense per pupil was $136. Fast forward to 1951 and the US total crept above $5 million with a per pupil expense of $224. In North Carolina, the operating expenses increased by 117% from 1945 to 1951.
With more than a quarter million viewers last year, North Carolina's summer outdoor dramas are gearing up for even more visitors this summer. From the Blue Ridge Parkway to Roanoke Island, provide historical variety with tales of colonists, Indians, and pioneers.
North Carolina has three programs that provide financial support to during old age and unemployment. Among the provisions of the Social Security act, Old Age Assistance (OAA), Old Age and Survivors Insurance (OASI), and unemployment insurance provide benefits to persons through Federal, state, and county tax provisions.
Under the gaze of the hazy Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains, there are limitless varieties of tourist attractions and activities. Among them is the Six Annual Craftman's Fair, held in Asheville, North Carolina and sponsored by the Southern Highlands Handicraft Guild. The fair features crafts from brooms to baskets, metals to feathers, and music too.
The Blue Ridge Parkway is a new concept in public recreational development. Deliberately designed for recreational, use the Parkway borders the nearly 470 mile long highway, connecting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina to the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia.