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3281
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For lovers of eastern Carolina style barbecue, the holy city is Goldsboro, the home of Wilber's Barbecue. Operated by Wilber Shirley since 1962, the restaurant has served presidents and a host of others.
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3522
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Raleigh is home to part-time legislators and full-time bureaucrats who conduct business in such places as the Legislative Building and Big Ed's City Market Restaurant.
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3681
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Reynolda House, the Winston-Salem home of tobacco baron Richard and Katherine Reynolds, houses an outstanding collection of American art. The 44,000-square-foot house, built between 1906 and 1917, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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Quick action by Nag's Head citizens in 1973 saved Jockey's Ridge from development. Today it is a 414-acre state park and National Natural Landmark. The sand dune, which is ninety feet tall and a mile long, is moving south at a foot a year.
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A chance visit to Bear Island in 1914 by William Sharpe, who became the island's fourth owner since 1713, would eventually lead to the creation of Hammocks Beach State Park in 1961. The park, consisting of the island and two mainland acres, is one of the state's last unspoiled barrier islands.
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Stone Mountain, sitting astride the Wilkes-Alleghany county border, is an immense granite dome, the largest in the state. Four mining companies planned to mine it. None succeeded. In 1969, it became a state park of 13,700 acres, second largest in the state. Climbers come from all over the world to challenge the mountain's south face.
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Just minutes from downtown Raleigh, William B. Umstead State Park is 5,000 acres of woodland sanctuary surrounded by hectic urban living. Created during the Great Depression, it is one of the most popular recreational areas near the city.
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Built on Bogue Banks in the early 19th-century for coastal defense and to protect Beaufort harbor, Fort Macon fired its guns in anger only once -- during the Civil War. Today it is a 385-acre state park that attracts one million visitors annually.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 66 Issue 5, Oct 1998, p74-77,79-80,82, il Periodical Website
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3998
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The South Fork of the New River flows through Ashe and Allegheny Counties in an unusual western, instead of eastern, direction. Saving it from a hydroelectric project was a fourteen-year struggle; designation as a national Wild and Scenic River assured it.
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On March 20, 1998, a tornado struck Stoneville in Rockingham County. Two people were killed, the business district destroyed, and 450 homes destroyed. Yet one year later, the town has come back to life through the spirit and resourcefulness of its citizens and the help of strangers.
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South Mountain State Park, created by the General Assembly in 1974, has over 12,000 acres of spectacular scenery, streams, solitude, and diverse biology. The park, located near Morganton, has grown in popularity over the years and recently approached a yearly total of 100,000 visitors.
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Merchants Millpond State Park in Gates County is a 3,200-acre wildlife refuge that includes almost 200 bird species, beavers, otters, and 12 species of turtles. It is also home to some of the oldest trees on the east coast. Bald cypress and water tupelo between 700 and 1,000 years old tower over 100 feet on trunks 20 feet in diameter.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 66 Issue 12, May 1999, p72-76, 78, il Periodical Website
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Built by Josiah Collins in the late 1700s, Somerset Place was one of the state's most prosperous plantations in pre-Civil War days. Debt and the Civil War began its downward spiral. In 1889, it was sold out of the family, passing through numerous owners until acquired by the state in 1939. Now almost restored, it is a State Historic Site.
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The state's mountains have some of the most spectacular waterfalls on the East Coast, including Looking Glass Falls, Whitewater Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and Linville Falls.
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4299
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North Carolina has some forty private colleges in which the enrollment rarely exceeds 4,000. Competition for admission to the schools is stiff and standards are high, but classes are small and allow close interaction between students and faculty. Elon College, Davidson College, Warren Wilson College, Saint Augustine College, and Salem College are profiled.
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