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for Carolina Country Vol. 5 Issue 8, Aug 1973
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Appalachian State University’s programs in the region are growing and expanding at a surprising rate. Five years ago, the North Carolina General Assembly authorized and charged the school to extend its influence and service throughout the state and region. Since then, the university has initiated projects to improve graduate education, develop time-shortened degrees, facilitate continuing education, and preserve and enhance mountain culture.
Basket making is one of the oldest crafts in North Carolina. The first of a two-part series, this article discusses the history of basket weaving in North Carolina, and describes the native plants, materials, and patterns used in the craft. Also discussed are three general basket making methods, including plaiting, weaving, and coiling.
Camp Sea Gull for boys and Camp Seafarer for girls are two outstanding youth camps along the shores of the Neuse River. Sponsored by the Raleigh YMCA, the camps are under the direction of Wyatt and Lillian Taylor. The summer camps teach participants about coastal North Carolina, and offer activities including SCUBA diving, horseback riding, and deep-sea fishing.