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Williams describes an incident of World War II having a North Carolina connection. On May 11, 1942, off the North Carolina coast, the German submarine U-558 sank HMS Bedfordshire, a British naval ship on submarine patrol. All thirty-seven British sailors were killed. Days later four bodies from the ship washed up on Ocracoke Island. Residents buried the four in a small plot. Later the United States ceded the land to England in perpetuity for one dollar. Each May memorial services are held there by military representatives from Canada, England, and the United States.
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5817
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North Carolina, the sixth most visited state in the country, attracts over 43 million tourists each year. The tourism industry pumps $12.6 billion a year into the state's economy and creates 194,000 jobs. It is also the state's second largest industry.
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North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 61 Issue 5, May 2003, p12-17, 19-21, il
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A new scenic highway opened in the western mountains in October, 1996. The Cherohala Highway, which connects Robbinsville, in Graham County, with Tellico Plains, Tennessee, provides scenic views of the Appalachian Mountains.
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Although he never reached baseball's major leagues, Bob \"Red\" Ennis of Salisbury achieved one of baseball's best seasons. Pitching for the Concord Weavers in 1946, he won 23 games and lost 4, with one of history's best earned run averages, 1.05.
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Jock Lauterer, former journalism professor at two state colleges, once bought land in Rutherford County with the intention of creating an experimental living environment that he termed a \"commune-ity\". \"Hogwild\" was the community's official name.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 62 Issue 4, Sept 1994, p39-40, il
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When the National Textile Workers' Union targeted McDowell County for a revolt, one of the bloodiest conflicts ever to hit the mountains became reality in October of 1929 in Marion.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 61 Issue 4, Sept 1993, p19-21, por
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24437
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Transylvania County is home to some of the state’s most beautiful waterfalls; this article presents some of the most popular ones for tourists.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 60 Issue 12, May 1993, p20-22, il
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4344
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Crowders Mountain State Park in Gaston County is an example of what concerned citizens can do when a natural resource is threatened. There was a possibility in the 1970s that the 1,625-foot Crowders Mountain would be strip-mined. Local citizens responded to the threat by convincing the state to accept the peak as a state park. Funds were approved, and in October 1974, the park became a reality.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 58 Issue 8, Jan 1991, p36-38, il
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2726
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Founded in 1961 by Lily and Bud Schiele, the Schiele Museum of Natural History and Planetarium in Gastonia contains over 10,000 items, dating from pre-history to the present, and schedules activities like Indian dancing.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 55 Issue 8, Jan 1988, p8-11, il
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The state's western waterfalls are some of its most spectacular scenery. Whitewater Falls, at 413 feet, located along the Jackson/Transylvania county line, is the highest one east of the Mississippi River, and Dry Falls has one of the most unusual names.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 55 Issue 11, Apr 1988, p14-16, il
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The centerpiece of Stone Mountain State Park in Wilkes County is a 600-foot-high monadnock, or rocky mass, atop the mountain. The mass attracts rock climbers, hikers, and families who come to picnic.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 56 Issue 2, July 1988, p12-15, il
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Marcus Layfayette Little was a no frills 19th-century educator who believed teachers taught and students learned. He started schools in Gaston, Lincoln, and Catawba Counties, one of which became Gaston College.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 55 Issue 2, July 1987, p24-25, il
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South Mountain State Park in Burke County offers, in addition to scenic trails, streams, and waterfalls, an added bonus to visitors - peace and quiet.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 55 Issue 5, Oct 1987, p22-25, il
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Thomas Alva Edison once lived in the small town of Iron Station, between Lincolnton and Stanley, North Carolina. While Charlotte Frances Reinhardt Puckett's father was visiting Charlotte, became such close friends with Edison that Mr. Reinhardt invited him to live with his family. Edison was consumed with ideas about preserving sound, light, and finding alternate sources of fuel for automobiles. When Edison move back to New Jersey, he sent the family a “talking machine,” despite Mrs. Reinhart's implications that he was talking foolishness for such a thing to be accomplished.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 54 Issue 9, Feb 1987, p15,27, il
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Lithium, the lightest of all solids, is an alkali metal found on every continent. But the most economic form of lithium, spodumene, is found in the greatest abundance in North Carolina from Lincolnton to Bessemer City. Lithium is used to make everyday items such as wash machines, refrigerators, eyeglass lenses, automobile headlights, and air conditioning systems, to name a few. It is also used in medicine as a tranquilizer. Lithium might be used as a super fuel someday, but in the 1980s the systems to harness its energy were slow to develop.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 54 Issue 11, Apr 1987, p16-17, il, por
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