Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Independent Weekly Vol. 27 Issue 37, September 2010
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The R. Kelly Bryant Jr. Pedestrian Bridge was dedicated in Durham this week. The history of the original bridge built in 1973 and how the bridge contributed to crime in the Hayti neighborhood are detailed. The life of R. Kelly Bryant Jr. for whom the bridge is named after and his positive work in the local community are also detailed. The bridge spans the Durham Freeway near Alston Avenue.
Nicolas Sparks is North Carolina’s most successful author in terms of book sales. Sparks has published 16 novels and 7 of his novels have been made into films. Sparks discusses how his themes help him keep his novels and characters unique, why he chooses to often set his stories along the Carolina coast, what it is like to write a screenplay of a novel, and what makes for a good story.
The history of North Carolina winemaking and the popularity and success of the Tokay Vineyard in Fayetteville are detailed. In the late 19th century, some of the best wines on the East Coast came from former Confederate Col. W.J. Green’s Tokay Vineyard in Fayetteville. North Carolina has long been considered a place where great wine can be produced.