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22104
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Markovich describes the services of the Blockade Runner, an independent beach resort at Wrightsville Beach. This year marks fifty years of providing service to beach goers who just want to relax. The Seashore Hotel opened on the site in 1897 and burned in 1918. It was followed by the Ocean Terrace which was battered by Hurricane Hazel in 1954 and then burned down the following year. The Blockade Runner was built there in 1964, a group of doctors bought it in 1971, and in 1984 the daughter of one of them, Mary Baggett, took over running the place.
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Greenville Times / Pitt's Past (NC Microforms), Vol. 28 Issue 2, January 20 2010, p150-154, 156-158, 160, 162, il
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22107
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Frank Stick, an artist and developer, gets credit for the creation of a distinctive Outer Banks beach house--the flat-top cottage. They come in many sizes and configurations but they all have one commonality--a no-slant roof. After WW II, Stick bought 2,800 acres north of Kitty Hawk, including four miles of oceanfront later known as Southern Shores. That was where most of the eighty cottages were built over the following twenty years. Today about forty remain and they are prized not for their distinctiveness but for their oceanfront property.
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Greenville Times / Pitt's Past (NC Microforms), Vol. 28 Issue 2, January 20 2010, p174, 176, 178, 180, il
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22111
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Ricky Moore grew up a military brat in Eastern NC and other places and later served ten years in the US Army. Using his G.I. benefits he went to the Culinary Institute of America in upstate New York. He later applied his skills in Chicago and Washington, D.C., the Apicius in Paris, France and the acclaimed Daniel in New York City. He also competed on \"Iron Chef America.\" Moore could have gone anywhere in the world but he chose to come back home to NC. Lucas describes the popular no frills Saltbox Seafood Joint that Moore opened in the Old Five Points neighborhood in Durham.
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Greenville Times / Pitt's Past (NC Microforms), Vol. 28 Issue 2, January 20 2010, p229-230, 232, 234, il, por
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22106
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Jimmy Pope bought the 22-room Golden Sands Motel at Carolina Beach in 1981. The Center Pier then stretched from the motel over the beach and out into the ocean. In 1996, Hurricane Fran took the pier away right down to the shoreline. Pope built a restaurant and tiki bar on the part of the remaining pier while he continued to expand his motel to 113 rooms. Over the years his interests moved away from the pier and he now leases it to Dave and Abbie Sinclair who operate it from February till cold weather arrives. Now called the Ocean Grill and Tiki Bar, the pier has become a center for beach music band playing.
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Greenville Times / Pitt's Past (NC Microforms), Vol. 28 Issue 2, January 20 2010, p164-166, 168, 170-173, il
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22108
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Carolina Beach has a special piece of history. The town incorporated in 1925; five years later it built a boardwalk. It's not like other boardwalks with shops and food eateries. This one now sits atop a sand dune with the town on one side and the ocean on the other. It burned in 1940 and the town built it back. A hurricane got it in 1944, and in 1954, Hazel destroyed it along with 350 town buildings. It was rebuilt both times. The question always is \"What do we do about the boardwalk?\" But it always comes back and it always remains \"the boardwalk.\"
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Greenville Times / Pitt's Past (NC Microforms), Vol. 28 Issue 2, January 20 2010, p188-192; 194, 196, 198-199, il
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22109
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The Lumina at Wrightsville Beach, built in 1905 by Hugh MacRae, was three stories tall, lit by 1,000 candles, and 25,000 square feet of fun, swimming, and dancing. Special trolleys ran from Wilmington, and it was \"the\" place to be until the 40s. With the coming of the automobile the trolley system ended in 1940. Though it remained popular into the 1950s, its best days were behind it. Hurricane Hazel badly damaged it in 1954 and the Lumina Pavilion was torn down in 1973.
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22110
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In his ongoing series of the Civil War in North Carolina, Gerard recounts how Eastern NC became a battleground in the Federal plans of capturing areas including Roanoke Island, Washington, New Bern and Ft. Macon and occupying them in order to diminish the Confederacy in the state.
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Greenville Times / Pitt's Past (NC Microforms), Vol. 28 Issue 2, January 20 2010, p214-216, 218-222, 224, il
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22178
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A short look at the creation of the state Constitution after the exodus of the British officials in 1776.
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22260
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West Asheville is on the other side of the French Broad River from downtown. It had become a place of abandoned buildings on Haywood Street and dying bungalows on side streets. In 1999, April Moon Harper left her chef's job in Atlanta to return home. There she and her mother, Belinda Raab, decided to open a restaurant. In 2003, Sunny Point Cafe opened in one of the old buildings, now restored, complete with a half-acre vegetable garden. Melville recounts how the restaurant helped \"to ignite the neighborhood's rebirth.\"
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Greenville Times / Pitt's Past (NC Microforms), Vol. 28 Issue 2, January 20 2010, p179-180, 182, 184, il
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22423
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At 6,684 feet Mount Mitchell is the highest peak east of the Mississippi River. Visitors are advised not to just drive up to the highest parking lot, get out, take a few pictures, and leave. Rather they may take in the dramatic scenery by trying out some of many hiking trails. Be aware that the weather which can fluctuate unexpectedly in a season and take appropriate safety measures.
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22422
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Tim Barnwell grew up in rural Madison County. For the past thirty years he has been documenting a vanishing way of life on remote mountain farm in the Southern Appalachians. Much of his work is in black-and-white photography, which is portrayed in this photographic essay on mountain people. He has authored four books on this area.
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22421
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In 1994 Becky Anderson was a founding director of Handmade in America, an Asheville nonprofit that connects crafts to tourism and other sustainable development in Western North Carolina. At the time the organizers hoped it would expand the crafts industry and transform the economically depressed region into the crafts center of America.
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22635
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The flagship of the pirate Blackbeard, Queen Anne's Revenge, was sunk near Beaufort Inlet in 1718. At the old Voice of America site northwest of Greenville the state operates a conservation lab that is currently preserving artifacts found at the wreck of the famous ship.
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22812
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Stories include interesting facts relating to the \"good old days.\"
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22824
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Christmas in the 1890s was very different than it is today. While eating oysters and turkey for Christmas dinner, people enjoyed various social activities with firecrackers blasting along with the fun.