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Williams discusses the life and work of sculptor R. K. Harniman. Harniman has just completed carving a statue of Sir Walter Raleigh from a cypress tree. This particular tree was located in the Tar River swamp twelve miles west of Greenville and began growing in the year 1467, eighty-seven years before Raleigh was born. Harniman carved the statue in Raleigh.
Zachery Taylor Koonce is a Beaufort County poet who \"turns the legends and lore of his tidewater homeland into brilliant new verse.\" Williams discusses Koonce's life and poetry. Examples of the poet's work, such as \"Roanoke's White Deer\" and \"On Old Tobacco Barns,\" are included in the article.
Dewey Hudson, an East Carolina University graduate, was teaching school in Tarboro when he decided to make a career change and build houses in 1974. However, it was a chance finding of a dismantled old house that started his business. Underneath the weathered, beat-up exterior, a fine piece of beautiful timber was hiding. That created the Joinery Co., an annual $3 million supplier of antique heart-pine flooring, paneling, and other rare woods and a crafter of specialty mill work.
The admiration of this herb, as noted by the local Indians who consumed it, was defined by its believed ability to cure more than two hundred diseases. The irony was not lost on the author: products made from this “excellent herbe” are more likely to cause death than preserve life.
This tongue in cheek interview revealed challenges part of the North Pole’s daily operations, such as the CIA’s interception of mail from children perceived as threatening and elves moonlighting to make ends meet. With all the challenges, Ms. Claus assured the work was well worth it, considering the joy the gifts gave to children.