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5970
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Jean Kell, who was doing research in the North Carolina State Archives, discovered a new and unknown chapter in the state's history. One year after Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown and before the peace treaty was signed, the last battle of the Revolutionary War was fought at Beaufort in Carteret County in April 1782. Kell recounts the battle which ended just seven years, lacking a day, from the opening battle on April 18, 1775.
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New East (NoCar F 251 T37x), Vol. 4 Issue 2, Mar/Apr 1976, p10-14, il
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5975
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Located on the marshy coast of North Carolina and Virginia, the Great Dismal Swamp, once covering 2,200 square miles, has been described as an area of history and mystery. Blackburn discusses historical events and persons connected with the swamp, such as George Washington, who designed a plan to drain the swamp.
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New East (NoCar F 251 T37x), Vol. 4 Issue 2, Mar/Apr 1976, p40-42, il, map
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5973
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Wilmington's past is remembered in a thirty-five block historical district. McDonald discusses how this area was saved for restoration and takes the reader on a tour of some of the restored homes and business buildings.
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New East (NoCar F 251 T37x), Vol. 4 Issue 2, Mar/Apr 1976, p33-36, il
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35500
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What is uncommon about this dealership is the lot’s vehicles: fork lifts. What else uncommon about this company: how it came to be, with origins stretching back to 1918 and W.L. Gregory. As it’s revealed, Poole’s great-uncle, in serving the town’s need for road contractors, would pave the way for a company that recently celebrated its twenty fifth anniversary.
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New East (NoCar F 251 T37x), Vol. 4 Issue 2, Mar/Apr 1976, p24-27
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35503
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The Elway Ferry was the smallest one in NC in its car capacity: two, to be exact. How it loomed large enough to be in operation, with JC McDuffie as its current captain, after almost seven decades? For one, its years of operation—longer than any regularly scheduled ferry in the state. As for its importance locally, residents rely much on the only ferry twenty miles between Kelly and Elizabethtown.
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New East (NoCar F 251 T37x), Vol. 4 Issue 2, Mar/Apr 1976, p43-44
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35502
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In their years of disuse and disregard, barns were being reclaimed by nature. As the author insisted, though, this remnant of the former economic staple for much of NC had elements that worms could not consume. There was the barns’ capacity to well up memories of the agrarian life. Also was this reminder: the important role barns played in rural life and many small towns.
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New East (NoCar F 251 T37x), Vol. 4 Issue 2, Mar/Apr 1976, p38-39
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35501
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This article dated itself in the equipment and tools recommended: tape recorder, pen, and paper. However, historians using digital tape recorders and laptops can still gather practical advice from this former head of ECU’s Folk Life Archive about collecting folklore and local history.
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New East (NoCar F 251 T37x), Vol. 4 Issue 2, Mar/Apr 1976, p29-30
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35498
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According to the author, no historian truly knows how North Carolinians came to be known as Tar Heels. What can be declared as truth from the seven versions of its origins shared: the long history that the nickname has; and how many NC citizens are proud to claim the label.
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New East (NoCar F 251 T37x), Vol. 4 Issue 2, Mar/Apr 1976, p17
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35499
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In refuting the belief a friend from Ohio had about this state containing plantation houses, Phelps revealed what NC has that harkens back to the agrarian life gone by: superfarms. This led to a discussion of the debated positive and negative impacts of superfarms for the state and nation.
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New East (NoCar F 251 T37x), Vol. 4 Issue 2, Mar/Apr 1976, p21-23