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10 results for North Carolina's Eastern Living Magazine Vol. 9 Issue No. 5, October-November 2017
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39413
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From 1933-1942, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) worked at Camp Reddington on Bell Island on the Swanquarter Migratory Waterfowl Refuge in Hyde County. In 1934, the US government bought Lake Mattamuskeet from the New Holland Corporation and the Civilian Conservation Corps set about converting farm land to a migratory bird refuge. They erected fences, built canals, dismantled houses and barns, put in roads, erected barracks, planted vegetation to feed the migratory birds. The Civilian Conservation Corps moved from Camp Reddington to the New Holland community at Lake Mattamuskeet. The Civilian Conservation Corps ended at the outbreak of WWII.
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39417
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Opening in 2012, the Mattie Arts Center is located in the old court house at Swanquarter, NC. Mattie, is an acronym for Mattamuskeet Artisans, Teaching, Training, Instructing and educating. Patrice (Pat) Bertke is program administrator and Judy McLawhorn is the director of the Mattie Arts Center. Besides teaching an amazing variety of artwork, they also have the Mattie Arts Center Sales Gallery selling the arts and crafts of local artists. The Mattie Arts Center holds a Fall Festival as an annual fundraiser and at Christmas sponsors the David Roach Christmas Concert, performed by the multitalented songwriter and pianist, David Roach.
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39414
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Begun as Blackland Test Farm in Wenona, NC in 1912, the research facility moved east of Plymouth, NC in 1943 and was renamed The Tidewater Research Station. The complex is run by the NC Department of Agriculture and NC State University which studies how crops perform in eastern North Carolina conditions. They test fertilizers, pest control, weed control, soil hydrology, climate change, and many other aspects of agriculture.
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39415
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Cross Trail Outfitters, a Plymouth, NC based organization, combines nature and youth ministry in an effort to connect young men to nature and God. They introduce young men to the outdoors, the woods, the water, hunting, fishing and outdoor survival skills. With monthly meetings, excursions to the outdoors, the group maintains a summer camp on an island near Oregon Inlet.
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39418
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Ashley Johnson, an artist from Columbia, NC, combines whimsy and surrealism in her clay art. She also creates jewelry and art from found objects or 'trash art.'
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39416
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The camps held in the Martin County Arts Council building, taught kids to paint, cut paper, do origami and make crafts.
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39419
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Two versions talk about a ghost of a young girl dying of fever at the Chowan Baptist Female Institute (now Chowan University). Because of sightings, the legend grew and even W. B. Edwards, an early college president) encouraged the stories of 'The Brown Lady.' In the 1940's and 50's the college held a Brown Lady Festival. Even the literary magazine of Chowan University is called 'The Brown Lady.'