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42791
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Forty years ago a fundamental change has taken place in the Neuse and Tar-Pamlico Rivers. Pollution had gotten to such a point in the Neuse River in particular that tourism and the housing market in the area were seeing sharp declines. Events culminated in 1989, when the river basin was declared commercially dead. With the work of "river keepers' an extensive program to reclaim the rivers was pursued. Recently in 2015, the Pamlico-Tar River Foundation and the Neuse River Foundation merged advocacies to become "Sound Rivers".
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42790
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Annis Paschal Lyles and husband Greg plan to rebuild their river house that was previously flooded by Hurricane Florence. The home located along the Pamlico River shoreline was built by Herbert R. Paschal Sr., an executive vice president of the Bank of Washington.
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41279
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The Elmwood 1820’s long history in the community includes serving as a hospital during the Civil War. This plantation had housed just seven families before its transformation into a bed and breakfast in 2015. Today, it is a repository for local history, represented in Elmwood-related memorabilia the current owners are collecting for its 200th anniversary.
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42719
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Jim Preston, owner of Bath Creek Stables and Kathleen Slade, a 2017 North Carolina 4-H Horse Show junior grand champion settled a challenge between the two with a game of polo. That initial game has since gained a following with players and their horses coming from Greenville and Edenton to join. New Bern is also working to get a team.
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42723
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Porches have been a part of homes for centuries. American porches have their roots in the Caribbean. Pat and Gail Kenefick bought their South Main Street home in Bath in the early 2000s. Their porch is a holdover of the Victorian era.
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42724
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Dorita Boyd and Jan Pernov are owners of Raindrop Ridge, a nursery devoted to herb plants for the home garden. The nursery is located on Camp Leach Road east of Washington.
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42765
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Pamlico Animal Hospital has recently relocated into a new building in Washington. Dr. Marty Proffenberger and Dr. Dana Eddings reflect on their history with the organization and the hospital's founder, Dr. Chuck Manning.
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36149
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A former vaudeville theater located upstairs in Washington's Turnage Theater may be one of the best of its kind still in existence according Emily Rebert, the City of Washington's community development planner and also master's candidate at Savannah College of Art and Design. It is hoped Rebert's work will lead to funding opportunities for restoration.
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37380
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The North Carolina Estuarium educates schoolchildren across North Carolina and visitors from around the globe about aquatic life in the Albemarle-Pamlico estuarine system. Its curriculum includes interactive exhibits, topics such as the biology of the blue crab and a lesson in sculpture, pictured, showing how the food chain works. This miracle on many levels has been possible since 1998 through the collaboration of donors, volunteers, elected officials, board members, and the parent organization Partnership for the Sounds.
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40661
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The Historic Bath Garden Club recreates the twelve days of Christmas, 18th-century style, at historic sites such as the Bonner House and Palmer Marsh House. This event highlights those citizens' version of the season, such as sparser decorations, plus a greater emphasis on companionship and January 6th.
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37320
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In the area of Washington formerly known as “Pungo Town,” the Federal Style residence built by two brothers has changed little since its construction in 1795. Passed down to members of the Marsh family until 1942, a relative of former owners restored the house to National Trust preservation guidelines as part of her master’s thesis. The Congletons continue the architectural integrity tradition for the residence whose housing history includes Union officers during the Civil War.
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34403
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The Washington Garden Club meets once a month to share their gardening experiences and ideas with one another. Organized by women in 1941, it became a federated club, National Garden Club, and the Garden Club of North Carolina, Inc., and is now a very strong and active organization. Each May, they host a plant sale at the North Carolina Estuarium, with proceeds supporting the club’s gardens at the Market and Gladden street intersection.
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37305
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A common Southern tradition became personal through intergenerational bonding happening while the Boyd family prepared hog meat for various dishes. Bonding between neighbors at what Doug Boyd called “The Village of Yesteryear,” a collection of buildings where the activity took place, is what made a common activity a builder of community.
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37370
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Getting to Portsmouth Island is a challenge but the journey is worth the effort, according to the author. Among the perks Portsmouth has to offer is an environment that may make one feel as if a trip has been taken back in time. Reason noted by Rumley for this feeling: Portsmouth’s population has dwindled to summer tourists and fishermen; the place hasn’t changed much since its Colonial beginnings.
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37358
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Historic Hope Foundation’s open house opens a door into the past of this house in Windsor. Also opening the door to Bertie’s County Colonial past is King-Bazemore House, moved on site from a few miles away. Described by the author as self-contained, Hope Plantation functioned through its own water powered grist mill, saw mill, blacksmith shop, blacksmith’s and cooper’s shops, and buildings for weaving and spinning. King-Bazemore’s “hall and parlor” design was common in dwellings from this era and its furnishings design is based on William King’s 1778 inventory.