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22825
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Those who attended these two Halloween parties--the 1911 East Carolina Teaches Training School party and the 1920 Baptist Church party--had a great deal of fun.
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22852
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Robert Williams, son of Richard and May Williams, was born near Falkland on August 25, 1758. Williams, a prominent man of early Pitt County, played an important role in the Revolutionary War and after his days as soldier ended, he became one of North Carolina's most devoted legislators. Williams was a representative in 1786 and served in the Senate in 1793, 1795, from 1802 until 1806, 1808, and from 1813 until 1814. Williams married three times, fathered 14 children and died on October 12, 1840.
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22854
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The Greenville Bottling Company, a beer company established by S. M. Schwartz in 1883, was Greenville's first known first bottling company. J. H. Shelburn established another beer bottling company in 1884. In 1892, Ed. H. Shelburn & Co. began a bottling company for carbonated drinks, the first to sell Coca-Cola in 1893. J. W. Bryan invented the drink, Euvita, and in 1903, established the Euvita Bottling Co. In 1908, T. M. Hooker and W. A. Teel, Jr. began the Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company. The Burton Soda Water and Ice Cream Works opened in 1906 bottling Seven Springs Mineral Water. W. J. Hardee, C. M. Warren, and R. T. Cox began the Greenville Chero-Cola Bottling Company in 1915. In 1916, James M. Hines opened the Coca-Cola Bottling Works. The Orange Crush Bottling Company opened in 1923. J. Carroll Waldrop started the Nehi Bottling Company in 1933. The Double Cola Bottling Company started in 1939. The Gary Beverage Company of Charlotte, NC established the Greenville Tip Company in 1940.
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22899
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People in Greenville enjoyed various Christmas social activities eating oysters and turkey for dinner and blasting firecrackers. Other activities included dances, parties, and competitions. The Daily Reflector printed the December 24, 1894 news on pink paper to enhance the holiday spirit.
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22927
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An 1894 newspaper article made local man Frank Skinner famous for a time when readers learned of Mr. Skinner's mishaps and adventures with his \"Billy\" goat.
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22951
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Horseracing and horse breeding have been an important form of revenue and recreation for the county. In the 1700s, most horse breeding took place in the areas of Greenville, Yankee Hall, and Penny Hill. Horseracing became so entrenched in Greenville's culture that the winning horse made the front page of the paper. Horseracing died out with the advent of the Civil War; however, the Greenville Pleasure Club revived it in the 1880s and 1890s.
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22962
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A proposal to build a plank road began in the 1850s to link Greenville to Raleigh in order to bring Greenville out of economic isolation. Stock shares sold for $25.00 and raising $33,000.00 for the new road. Slaves began construction began in 1851 and slave-owners paid $12.50 for use of slaves. In 1853, the road to Wilson, completed at a cost of $1,453.00 per mile, roughly followed the same path as Highway 264. Two villages, Marlboro and Walshville, developed because of the road.
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23039
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Stories told about nightclubs such as \"The Ratskeller,\" \"The Purple and Gold Club,\" \"The Tavern,\" and \"The Castaway Club\" that operated in Greenville during the 1960s.Continued in the next issue.
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23287
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Seaboard, a town in Northampton County, is home to Broadnax Diner, a family owned and operated business that serves southern home-cooked food to locals.
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23284
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Napoleon Hill paints murals on buildings in Halifax County, North Carolina. His art reveals historical aspects of eastern North Carolina.
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23285
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The Vollmer Farm, located northeast outside of Raleigh, hosts activities and provides locals with produce. The Vollmer family is a proponent of community supported agriculture.
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23286
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Bertie County's small historical town Aulander has much to offer to visitors and locals alike.
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23292
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The lower Roanoke River provides locals and visitors with all sorts of outdoor activities. The historical river has supported farmers, provided cover for slaves and moonshiners, and served as a means for transport of goods.
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23293
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The Tar River, which originates in Person County North Carolina, is a historical river that has connected southeastern towns for years.
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23288
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The Alligator River, which divides Tyrrell and Dare counties, is part of the Intercoastal Waterway and is important for its ecosystem and wildlife.