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The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores is home to a replica of the German World War II submarine U-352. Twice-daily scuba dives in the submarine's tank allow visitors to engage with and question the divers about history, diving techniques, and more.
The Wright Brothers’ legacy is an important aspect of North Carolina history. The monuments and museum at Kill Devil Hills tell the story of the brothers’ first flight, but sites and museums throughout the state—such as the Carolinas Aviation Museum in Charlotte and the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer—also celebrate their invention.
(NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 82 Issue 4, September 2014
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A project begun in Japan in the aftermath of WWII has become an international endeavor, with 180,000 peace poles erected in 180 countries. As for the profiled pole, Peace Pole Number 1 in Rowan County, it came to represent the international pursuit of war’s cessation on a small scale. The English equivalent of “May Peace Prevail on Earth” on the pole in Salisbury’s City Park dedicated in 2007 is also inscribed in Spanish, Arabic, and Chinese.
Tim and Matt Nichols cultivate hundreds of new varieties of Japanese maple trees for their mail-order plant business, McMaple. Nichols Nursery is in East Flat Rock.
Jimmy Pope bought the 22-room Golden Sands Motel at Carolina Beach in 1981. The Center Pier then stretched from the motel over the beach and out into the ocean. In 1996, Hurricane Fran took the pier away right down to the shoreline. Pope built a restaurant and tiki bar on the part of the remaining pier while he continued to expand his motel to 113 rooms. Over the years his interests moved away from the pier and he now leases it to Dave and Abbie Sinclair who operate it from February till cold weather arrives. Now called the Ocean Grill and Tiki Bar, the pier has become a center for beach music band playing.