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Speech in the Roanoke-Chowan section in northeastern North Carolina closely resembles that of Tidewater Virginia because the early settlers came into the Carolina area from the environs of Jamestown and Eastern Shore Virginia.
Including photographs, poems, a speeches, and quotes, the author describes the annual tradition of firing guns on New Year’s Day. It had been brought over from Germany and taken up by many of the residents in Cherryville, NC.
Romulus Linney wrote Heathen Valley in 1962 about a group of peoples residing in the North Carolina Mountains and how they responded to an overly zealous missionary. The story is filled with folk speech, myths, traditional medicine, and other folk elements to portray the characters as accurately as possible.
The county of Chester was formed in the early 1800s from several towns, and was primarily agriculture driven and populated by English and Scotch-Irish descendants. As such, many common sayings and phrases could be traced back to Shakespearean origins. A list of these sayings and the corresponding Shakespearean works are included.