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In 1922, Walter Lefler began selling hot dogs out of his country store and gas station. In 2013, jimmy and Laura Anderson purchased the business located on Highway 73, three miles outside Mount Gilead.
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42792
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Raleigh's former Latta University flourished during the period 1892-1930. Rev. Morgan London Latta, who was born into slavery, was founder. The last vestige of the campus was destroyed by fire in 2007. Rev. Latta published his 370 page autobiography in 1903.
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42799
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North Carolina's Universities are stewards of some very special items. Special finds are noted at the following: UNC-Chapel Hill, NC State University, Wake Forest University, Johnson C. Smith University, Appalachian State University, Shaw University and Duke University.
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Tori Motyl's studio, Motyl Pottery is located in Weaverville. She says working with with wild clay is different than with commercial varieties. You have to understand its properties. "You start with the clay, not with the idea." She is currently authoring a textbook about wild clay.
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The James E. Cheek Learning Resource Center on the campus of Shaw University in Raleigh holds an interesting archive concerning the school's past. Henry M. Tupper founded the institution shortly after the Civil War in 1865. Ella Baker, the First Lady of Gospel music was a graduate of Shaw. Another institution, North Carolina A&T University began on the Shaw campus in 1891, later moving to Greensboro, N.C. where it is now the nation's largest HBCU.
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The article is first in a series by Phillip Gerard to explore the Vietnam War, racial conflict and new roles for women during the decade of the 1970s. Gerard is the 2019 North Carolina Award for Literature recipient.
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42794
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Buncombe County couple, Justin and Amanda James design and manufacture their Opie Way brand of stylish sneakers.
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42892
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"A spectacle of sculptural art colors the sky above a public park in the heart of a town once known for its bustling tobacco trade. In North Carolina's Coastal Plain, city skylines don't require tall buildings- just revolving pieces of scrap metal and an otherworldly imagination." Vollis simpson died in 2013. The city of Wilson created a park to show off 30 of his whirligig creations in 2017.
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"In Asheboro, the rolling piedmont starts to look like a slice of Africa as a new state supported zoo aims to teach the value of conservation- and give its animals space to be themselves." The North Carolina Zoo was dedicated in August 1974. Today it is the world's largest by area with 500 developed acres populated by 1,800 animals.
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"Asheville's first farm-to-table restaurant helped start a movement more than 40 years ago. Now its chef continues the tradition by drawing on his childhood spent foraging and farming with his grandparents." Chef William Dissen is owner of the Market Place Restaurant and Lounge.
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" A brick sculpture stretches across a downtown block in the rustling hills of Surry County, paying homage to a few of the everyday people who built America's favorite small town. Mount Airy's Lizzie Morrison and sculptor Brad Spencer and co-creators of the Whittling Wall, which looks beyond TV nostalgia to reveal a more authentic view of Mount Airy.
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"From its humble roots as a roadside farm stand, the Friendly Market has evolved to become the community's kitchen, serving up classic comfort foods to fuel fishing trips, beach days and backyard picnics in Morehead City and beyond." Owners Matt and Mindy Fitzpatrick see their business as a cheerful venue for all things including local produce, snacks and sauces and prepared foods.
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"Not your average beach house: From the clean lines of the flat top cottage in Southern Shores to the extravagant opulence of the Art Nouveau icon in Corolla, landmark architecture defines our coastal villages-- and chapters of our history." The Nags Head Beach Cottage Row, a National Register Historic District celebrates old Nags Head architectural style.
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"Fifty years ago, a hobby farmer began delivering his beloved gladiolus blooms to people across Moore County. Today, his son carries on the joyful tradition." David Bailey continues his father, Gibb Bailey's interest in gladiolus.
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"Inspired by the Roaring Twenties, a young chef returned to his hometown and opened a tapas restaurant with vintage vibe and modern twists on classic cuisine." Mike Mills is owner of The Mills Downtown Bistro in Elizabeth City.
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