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8687
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In 1936, Addie Clawson of Watauga County was hired to carry the mail, typically a man's job. There were complaints from both men and women. The men complained because they didn't get the job, and the women complained because she was wearing pants and doing a man's job. This did not deter Clawson. She didn't own a car; she didn't even know how to drive. In the three days before she was to report to work, she and her husband bought a car, and she learned to drive it. The car would take her only so far on the rough roads. Her husband would meet her halfway on her route with a horse, and she would ride on. They would switch in the evening on her way back to the post office. During her thirty-year career, Clawson carried the mail on rough roads and through blizzards and floods. She retired in 1966.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 74 Issue 10, Mar 2007, p100-102, 104, 106, il Periodical Website
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9613
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Grandfather Mountain, the highest peak in the Blue Ridge chain, has been in the Morton family for five generations. Milling discusses the family's stewardship of the mountain, which recently passed to Hugh M. Morton's grandson, Hugh M. Morton, III.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 75 Issue 6, Nov 2007, p138-140, 142, 144-145, il, por Periodical Website
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7699
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Don Stevenson of Morganton builds birdhouses and feeders in his Fourth Creek Folk Art Studio. What sets his work apart from other birdhouse builders is the fact that his birdhouses are hand-sculpted, scaled reproductions of old buildings, barns, mountain cabins, and churches. His work draws raves from collectors, art critics, and book authors. His projects have included replicas of Paula Steichen Sandburg's goat barn in Henderson County and Payne's Chapel Methodist Church in Buncombe County.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 73 Issue 10, Mar 2006, p158-160, 162, il, por Periodical Website
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8494
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Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is a necessity in slowing global warming. Methane is one of the strongest greenhouse gases. In Burnsville, Energy Xchange is making creative use of the methane gas that is produced by trash. This innovate project sits atop a capped six-acre landfill and uses the methane gas from it as a fuel source for greenhouses and artists' kilns. Hardee discusses the two programs that the gas fuels. One is three-year residency program for potters and glass blowers. Space is available for four clay artists and two glass artists. The greenhouse component, which is heated by boiler water moving through radiant flooring, is called Project Branch Out and concentrates on growing native plants and seeds.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 74 Issue 8, Jan 2007, p78-80, 82, 84, il Periodical Website
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22407
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In John Payne's studio in the Asheville River District, art, metal and skill combine to bring life-size dinosaurs and prehistoric birds to life. The sculptures are supported and moved by pulleys and cables much like a marionette would be. His collection has about fourteen animals at the moment. Museums lease his skeletons and put them on three month displays. This exhibit \"Natural History Machines\" has appeared in museums all over the nation.
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8718
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Milling describes two museums in Hickory and Newton that contain a wealth of art, history, and heritage. The museums are the Hickory Museum of Art in Hickory and the Catawba County Museum of History in Newton.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 74 Issue 10, Mar 2007, p184-186, 188, 190-191, il Periodical Website
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9912
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Opened to the public in 1892, Chimney Rock State Park is one of the state's oldest attractions and draws thousands of tourists and hikers from all over the country. Milling describes a visit there and things to do, including a visit to The Wicklow Inn, village shopping, and going to the top of the rock for the incredible 75-mile view.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 75 Issue 11, Apr 2008, p176-178, 180-181, il Periodical Website
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8252
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Storyteller Connie Regan-Blake of Asheville maintains a busy schedule, performing nationally and internationally and conducting workshops to teach others the art of telling stories. A visit to her cousin, who was working in a library, started Regan-Blake on her storytelling career. In 1975, the two women decided to tell stories full-time, and for the next three years they performed around the country. They eventually settled in Asheville where Regan-Blake met her future husband. In July, the National Storytelling Network presented her with the 2006 Oracle Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her “sustained and exemplary contribution to storytelling in North America.”
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 74 Issue 6, Nov 2006, p97-98, il, por Periodical Website
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10132
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In this pictorial essay, Milling discusses the work of eight outstanding North Carolina photographers over the last seven decades.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 76 Issue 1, June 2008, p60-78, il, por Periodical Website
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9627
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Built in 1923, the Dan'l Boone Inn restaurant was originally the home of Dr. Bingham, the town physician. Milling describes the restaurant and its offerings, which are served family style, and include such Southern classics as fried chicken and mashed potatoes.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 75 Issue 7, Dec 2007, p188-190, il Periodical Website
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Kevin Beck of Blowing Rock is a realist painter who concentrates on landscapes. He is also a plein air painter, which is a fancy way of saying he paints on location. Beck has painted in a variety of locations in this country, Mexico, New Zealand, and Panama. Mountains have always been one of his favorite subjects. In 2006, he painted over one hundred new works. Beck and his wife, Judi, own the Upstairs Gallery in Blowing Rock which features his original works and the works of eight other fulltime artists.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 74 Issue 8, Jan 2007, p168-170, 172, il Periodical Website
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Milling discusses the work and creations of Asheville glass carver Charles Donaldson. Donaldson spent fifteen years, beginning at age nineteen, traveling the world conducting studies of various cultures' arts and crafts. Seeking a nicer place to raise children, the family left California and settled first in Wilmington and, in 2001, in Asheville. Donaldson produces between sixty and eighty pieces a month. Many are shipped to galleries for sale. He does about twelve craft shows a year. One of the most popular pieces he sells is titled THE BRIDGE.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 74 Issue 2, July 2006, p188-190, il Periodical Website
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9597
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Owen Theatre, a Classical-Revival style brick building on Mars Hills College campus, began life as the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in the 1880s. Today it is on the National Register of Historic Places and is home to the Southern Appalachian repertory Theatre. Milling discusses the transformation from church to theatre.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 75 Issue 3, Aug 2007, p122-124, 126, il, por Periodical Website
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The Southern Appalachian Radio Museum is one of the state's smaller museums. It occupies a room in the Elm Building on the campus of the Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College. Volunteers discuss with visitors the assortment of transmitters, receivers, converters, code keys, ham radios, and other vintage items from the history of radio.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 74 Issue 6, Nov 2006, p146-148, 150, 152, il Periodical Website
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23731
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Susie Hamrick Jones is executive director of the Foothill's Conservancy of North Carolina, based in Morganton. Jones works to prevent developers from dividing large wooded areas and she also pushes for restrictions on tree removal.
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