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Getting to be a ship's captain is not easy. It takes years of experience at sea; a whole series of promotions along the way, from able-bodied seaman, to mate, then on to master and then captain. At each step, there are manuals to be studied, practicums to be passed and tests to be taken. And then you have to wait for a position to open up. It doesn't sound like a route for the impatient or the uncommitted. But two driven women have succeeded to the rank of ferry boat captains in North Carolina's Navy, despite all the odds.
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In the first decade of the 21st century, Durham -- the state's fourth largest city -- is redefining itself once more. Situated in North Carolina's Piedmont Crescent on the edge of the Old Belt bright leaf tobacco zone, Durham is perhaps our most diverse city. It is a city shaped by the forces of tobacco, textiles, big business, great philanthropy, advanced education, technology and medicine, and now a resurgence of all aspects of the arts.
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Funeral services were held Jan. 27 in Haw River, NC, for former Gov. Robert W. Scott. Leggett recalls Scott's time as Governor of North Carolina, as well as his public and personal interests which included support of East Carolina University.
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During the 1970s there were few quality restaurants in the Research Triangle Area; however, an event in the 1979 North Carolina General Assembly would soon change all that. It was the passage of an act to allow local jurisdictions to vote on whether they would allow the sale of mixed drinks. At the time most of the state counties were dry, but in wet counties restaurant diners were allow to \"brown bag,\" or bring their own liquor to the restaurant.
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In Part 3 of Metro Magazine's series on towns and places that comprise their coverage area from Raleigh to the coast, Jim Hughes discusses the city of Durham--where it has been and the future it's looking toward.
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Linked with neighboring Chapel Hill, Durham is America's foodiest small town according to Andrew Knowlton in his October 2008 Bon Appetit article. Durham is hardly a small town, evolving into a city right before our eyes. New restaurants in the ambitiously revamped City Center are thriving, filled with a critical mass of hungry customers from nearby tobacco warehouse condos, Bulls games and Durham Performing Arts Center events.
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