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for New East Vol. 3 Issue 2, May/June 1975
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Williams discusses the life and work of sculptor R. K. Harniman. Harniman has just completed carving a statue of Sir Walter Raleigh from a cypress tree. This particular tree was located in the Tar River swamp twelve miles west of Greenville and began growing in the year 1467, eighty-seven years before Raleigh was born. Harniman carved the statue in Raleigh.
Wilbur Hardee's first venture into the fast food business was Hardees, which he later sold to Jim Gardner. The Greenville resident's second venture was launched in 1963 and named Little Mint. Quinn discusses Hardee's newest restaurant chain, which now has grown to thirty-five in North and South Carolina.
Beaufort in Carteret County is the state's fourth oldest town. Faulkner discusses the town's history and architecture. A walking tour map identifying historic sites and a map of the town plan from 1713 are included.
Scott recounts the Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge, an early battle of the Revolutionary War, fought on February 26, 1776. The battlefield is about 20 miles northwest of Wilmington, near Currie.
Railroads across eastern North Carolina were a vital supply link for Confederate forces during the Civil War. Price describes the adventures and challenges of riding the trains during the turmoil of war.