For one thespian, \"Horn in the West,\" the third-oldest outdoor play in the country, has become a lifetime summer activity. Glenn Causey, now in his fortieth season of playing Daniel Boone in the drama, has performed the roll over 2,000 times.
Beginning in the 1980s, Wilmington emerged as the leader in the state's growing film industry. The city produced $391 million in revenues in 1993 alone, while the state as a whole generated $504 million.
A white oak growing in Jamestown in southeast Guilford County is estimated by arborists to be the county's oldest at 500 years. Measuring 93 feet high with a diameter of 5 feet, the tree branches out to cover an area of over 113 feet.
The Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County (PLCMC) was chosen national library of the year in June, 1995, by LIBRARY JOURNAL. Selected from 40 nominees from a pool of 9,000, PLCMC was cited for service, creativity, and innovative programs.
The new Michael Jordan Discovery Gallery at the Cape Fear Museum in Wilmington teaches children from 4 to 12 about natural history in the southeastern part of the state. Topics include upland forests, bottomlands, and maritime forests.
Incorporated in 1903, Rowan County's Faith, population 600, is a town of old-fashioned values and sense of community. Its neighborliness attracts many, including President George Bush, who attended the 1992 Fourth of July celebration.
Named after the town founder’s faith in the granite industry, Faith in now more of a bedroom community where many of its 600 residents work in Salisbury r Concord. The church community is important here; and due to its membership, the town’s population nearly triples on Sunday morning.