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16 results for North Carolina's Eastern Living Magazine Vol. 9 Issue No. 1, Feb-Mar 2017
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PiYo is an exercise program that combines Pilates and yoga not only to create a dynamic workout of strengthening and stretching, but also enhances the balance between one's mind and body. The certified trainer for PiYo is Jessica Whittemore, of Belhaven, NC, a Sixth Grade English Language Arts and Social Studies teacher at Mattamuskeet Early College High School. With a background in running, crew rowing and Muddering (obstacle course racing), Jessica enjoys kickboxing, hiking and lifting weights. She teaches PiYo in Hyde and Beaufort Counties in the evenings.
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Bobby Mitchell, born in Bertie County, NC in 1917, grew up in Askewville, NC. He went into barbering in 1935, going to barber school in Norfolk, VA. He began his career in Windsor, NC after receiving his barber's license. In 1937, Mitchell moved to Columbia, Tyrrell County, NC and opened up shop as a barber. In 1942, Mitchell joined the Navy and worked first on a submarine chaser and then as a barber on the Norfolk Naval Base. In 1945, aboard the USS Selinur in the Pacific Ocean, Mitchell witnessed the atomic bombings and typhoons. He was discharged from the Navy in 1945 and spent the next seven decades cutting hair in Columbia, NC.
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39372
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Paul Smith, a Gulf War veteran, opened the Frontline Defense & Firearms Training Center in Warren County, NC in 2013. It is a public shooting facility, available to members seven days per week and non-members on the weekends. It is also the only one of two shooting ranges in North Carolina that has a distance of 1,000 yards, which is more than a half mile. In addition to the Long Range Rifle and Conceal Carry classes, Smith also teaches Basic Handgun and Precision Rifle and Competitive Long Range Shooting. Smith says that about 20 percent of his students are women.
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The Pamlico Writers Group, formed in 1973, will host its fifth annual writers conference at the Turnage Theater in Washington, NC. Four North Carolina publishing companies will be represented. Zelda Lockhart, the Piedmont Laureate of NC, will deliver the keynote address. There will be poetry slams, discussions, writing contests and award ceremonies. The Pamlico Writers Group is one of the affiliates of the Arts of the Pamlico. They have a critique meeting on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at the Turnage Theater.
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Gattis Hodges, who works for Georgia-Pacific in Conway, NC, has also been involved in sports broadcasting for over twenty years. He is the play-by-play voice for Hertford County High School football, Roanoke Rapids High School baseball and Chowan University athletics. He also serves as announcer for various tournaments, championships, and other sporting events throughout the year. He was inducted into the Chowan Sports Hall of Fame in 2016.
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In May 2017, the Blount-Bridgers Garden Committee opened its sixth annual Spring Garden Symposium. The Blount-Bridgers Historic Garden, a non-profit organization that host's many of Tarboro's public events, including the annual Easter Egg Hunt, Octoberfest Beer, Brats and Blues, and the esteemed Hobson Pittman Gala.
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Al Parker's family was already four generations into farming in Bertie, Northampton and Hertford Counties when he was born as one of six children of J. C. and Sallie Elizabeth Parker. Parker talks of his life as a farmer, the pride in his family roots and his love of the land. Parker has three daughters and a now a young grandson to teach about the Parker Farm history.24-26
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At the NC Society of Historians annual awards banquet meeting in November 2016, the Williamston's Woman's Club was presented the Paul green Multimedia Award for its publication of 'Taste of Williamston Cookbook." The Cookbook was published as a part of the Williamston Woman's Club's 90th Anniversary celebration 1925-2015.
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39376
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The author takes the reader back to the days of the large tobacco warehouses in eastern North Carolina. Wilford Griffin, 87, of the Farm Life community in Martin County gives his remembrances of the opening of the tobacco market. Al Cochran, Martin County Farm Extension Agent; Heber Coltrain and N. Jackson of Hamilton, NC also add their stories to this wonderful article about a way of life that has disappeared.
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39377
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In 2016, Sylvan Heights Bird Park received a Student Science Enrichment Program (SSEP) grant from Burroughs-Wellcome Fund to develop and host a three year STEM program, called 'Soaring into Science." The aim was to served 150 rising 9th graders through a collaborative partnership between Sylvan Heights Bird Park and the regional charter schools.
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39375
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The author talks about the wildlife and the beauty of nature in Halifax County, NC. They talk about sturgeons, Rockfish (Striped Bass) and shad fishing. There are nature trails, camping and the Canal Trail Museum.
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39374
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This is a feature on the Pocosin Arts School of Fine Craft in Columbia, NC, which offers a variety of workshops in books and paper, clay, drawing, glass, metals, photography, textiles and wood throughout the year.
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39378
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The author, Rick Goines, talks about Shad fishing in the Tar and Roanoke Rivers. The Hickory Shad and White Shad make their annual migratory journeys from the sea to do their biological duties.
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The festivities of the Aurora Fossil Festival include a parade, a 5K run, great food, live music, dancing, lawn mower pulls, car cruise-in, and games. Groups such as the North Carolina Fossil Club and the Special Friends of the Aurora Fossil Museum will display their personal collections. There will be interesting lectures on fossils and a tour of the neighboring PotashCorp-Aurora facilities. Last but not least, a live fossil auction followed by the highly anticipated drawing of the 2017 C. megalodon raffle tooth.