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for Newsletter of the North Carolina Folklore Society Vol. 17 Issue 1, Jan 1995
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Louise Anderson, a nationally known African-American storyteller and a1993 winner of the N.C. Folk Heritage Award, died August 25, 1994. Anderson was also selected for the N.C. Arts Council's Artist-in-the-Schools and Visiting Artist programs.
Willard Watson of Deep Gap in Watauga County, a world-renowned maker of wooden folk toys, died September 26, 1994. Watson, whose works are in the Smithsonian Institution, was also an accomplished storyteller and dancer.
George Holt, director of the folklore programs in the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources for 17 years, has stepped down. During his tenure, Holt produced films, festivals, and publications that documented the state's diverse cultural traditions.