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For the Qualla Cherokee Indians, the western mountains of North Carolina are sacred and eternal, but surviving and prospering here has been a challenge of generations. Known as the “Land of Blue Smoke,” the sovereign nation encompasses parts of Jackson and Swain counties at the eastern gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This article covers the history of the Cherokee, their achievements, and their sacrifices.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 85 Issue 12, May 2018, p62-68, il, por Periodical Website
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34275
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Lola Ward, owner of the oldest grocery store in North Carolina, was known for spreading news in Saluda. Thompson’s Store, named after Lola’s father, George, started in 1890. The store became known as “information central” because it was the place where locals went for word on everything from the arrival of newborn babies to the railroad schedule.
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Isaiah and Annie Louise Perkinson manage Flying Cloud Farm in Fairview, North Carolina. The farm is known for its fields of flowers, which are connected to Annie Louise’s family history in England and Germany. From July through October, visitors to the farm can pick their own bouquets of flowers.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 85 Issue 12, May 2018, p26-28, il, por Periodical Website
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Sutton’s Drug Store has been a Chapel Hill staple for decades, serving as a family restaurant, and “old-time” drug store. In this article, the author describes fond memories of the cash register and traditions at Sutton’s.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 85 Issue 12, May 2018, p54-58, il, por Periodical Website
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The Haywood County town of Waynesville is known as the “gateway to the Smokies”. In the 1800s, tourists came for the purported health benefits of the clean mountains. Today, they also come for the downtown art galleries, craft breweries, and local restaurants.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 85 Issue 12, May 2018, p21-24, il, por Periodical Website
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A popular site for beachgoers is a trip to Jockey’s Ridge, the largest natural sand dune system on the East Coast. In this article, Drew Perry describes a day of hiking the sand dunes at Jockey’s Ridge State Park.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 85 Issue 12, May 2018, p34-36, il, por Periodical Website
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34283
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This section of Our State highlights the best places in North Carolina to find specialty items for a country meal. Places covered include meat from Smith’s Red & White in Rocky Mount, eggs from Massey Creek Farms in Madison, bread from Shiloh General Store in Hamptonville, milk from Mills River Creamery in Mills River, pimento cheese from Musten & Crutchfield in Kernersville, beer from Bestway Grocery in Greensboro, and chicken salad from Robert’s Grocery in Wrightsville Beach.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 85 Issue 12, May 2018, p124-144, il, por Periodical Website
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The state boundaries of North Carolina are more than just lines on a map; they have led to tales of love and murder, pride and confusion, new islands and old disputes. Twenty stories describe how history, geography, race, culture, politics, and geophysical events that have shaped North Carolina, the Outer Banks and newly formed Shelly Island.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 85 Issue 12, May 2018, p90-121, il, por, map Periodical Website
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Ronnie Horton has owned Ronnie’s Country Store in Winston-Salem since 1994, when he purchased it from members of the W.G. White family. The store is known for its country ham and also features Old North State delicacies and local produce. This article describes the store and Horton’s traditional operations.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 85 Issue 12, May 2018, p146-152, il, por Periodical Website
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Leonard and Nannie Mae Jordan built and owned Jordan’s Fruit and Produce Market in 1960 as an open-air curb market on South Cannon Boulevard in Kannapolis. The market boasted the freshest collection of cantaloupes, white cucumbers, and sweet corn in the Carolinas. In this article, the author describes her memories of the family farmer’s market.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 85 Issue 12, May 2018, p154-156, il, por Periodical Website
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Lacey Queen is a pig-and-cattle farmer with a small market store and a tiny barbecue joint, the Tin Shed, in Spruce Pine. She raises pigs using sustainable practices on the family’s Soggy Bottom Farms in Little Switzerland. This article describes Queen’s business and operations on the family farm.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 85 Issue 12, May 2018, p160-166, il, por Periodical Website
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Seasoned golfers know that a visit to Pinehurst isn’t just about tee time at the legendary resort. The surrounding village offers rich history, charming shops, and fine restaurants. This article covers the history of the area and highlights visitor attractions.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 85 Issue 12, May 2018, p74-87, il, por Periodical Website
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In the 1930s and ‘40s, black farmers settled in rural Halifax County to farm under a program that originated as part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal. The Tillery Farms Resettlement project aimed to compose a percentage of blacks in the farming population, improve their economic prospects and make them self-sufficient, and stabilize the larger agricultural economy that collapsed during the Depression. More than two-hundred black families have owned farms in Tillery, and generations remain on the land they worked.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 85 Issue 1, June 2018, p84-90, por, bibl Periodical Website
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The Outer Banks has long been a mecca for East Coast surfers, ever since the surfboard was introduced to the area in 1928. Jim “Biggie” Vaughn, owner of Whalebone Surf Shop in Nags Head, discusses the local surf culture, contribution of surfing to the economy and environment, and conditions which make the Outer Banks an ideal location for surfers.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 85 Issue 1, June 2018, p122-128, por Periodical Website
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Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head, Wrightsville Beach, and Rodanthe are among the best surf spots on the East Coast. This article discusses the surf conditions, notable surfers and communities in each of these four beach towns.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 85 Issue 1, June 2018, p133-146, por Periodical Website