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In 1881, French artist Paul Phillipoteaux painted the Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama. It is the world's largest oil painting, measuring 376 feet long and 22 feet high. Wake Forest University now owns the painting and stores it in Clemmons, North Carolina. State Senator Ham Horton of Winston-Salem feels the painting would be a great tourist attraction and got $50,000 from the 1999 General Assembly to do a feasibility study on assembling the painting in suitable surroundings as a tourist attraction.
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North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 57 Issue 10, Oct 1999, p8, il, por
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4324
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Colleges and universities affect economically the communities where they are located. Appalachian State University in Boone brought to the local economy $407 million, according to a 1998 ASU research study. Factors contributing to this amount were a 12 percent rise in enrollment between 1988 and 1998, significant raises in university personnel salaries, and around 392,000 visitors who spent over $990,000 at university events.
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North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 57 Issue 10, Oct 1999, p10, por
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4323
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Chapel Hill architect Ellen Weinstein received the 1999 Kamphoefner Prize. The award honors architects for contributions to the modern movement of architecture. Carole Hoefener, who died in March, 1999, posthumously received the William H. Deitrick Service Medal. The award is given yearly to the architect making significant contributions to his or her community and profession.
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North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 57 Issue 10, Oct 1999, p37, por
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4326
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The Winston-Salem architectural firm of Walter Robbs Callahan & Pierce received the 1999 AIA North Carolina Firm Award. The award is given to the firm producing quality architecture and having a high level of customer satisfaction for a ten-year period. The firm was founded in 1965.
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North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 57 Issue 10, Oct 1999, p33-34, il, por
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Architect J. Hyatt Hammond of Greensboro received the F. Carter Williams Gold Medal, the highest award given to a state architect. The medal is in recognition of outstanding accomplishments or a distinguished career. Hammond, 73, has spent almost fifty years in the field of architecture.
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North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 57 Issue 10, Oct 1999, p31-32, il, por
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4330
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Video camera usage by governmental and law enforcement agencies proves effective. In 1998, Charlotte mounted cameras at twenty intersections to catch red light violators. In the first year, over 27,000 tickets were issued. When a police officer was shot two years ago, Charlotte equipped all 450 patrol cars with cameras. Now Charlotte is putting cameras on school buses to catch those who ignore a stopped bus.
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North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 57 Issue 10, Oct 1999, p9, il, por
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4333
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Raleigh's Exploris Museum is the world's first global experience center. Instead of the traditional museum approach of collecting material then connecting it with visitors who just come and look, Exploris determined what experiences it wanted visitors to have, then collected materials to support them. Exploris encourages visitors to manipulate and interact with the exhibits through touch, sight, and sound.
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North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 57 Issue 10, Oct 1999, p11, il
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Banner Elk, with a population of 600 plus 600 Lees-McRae Colleges students, grew from a sleepy mountain village to a popular travel spot. The change began in 1984 with the opening of the Elk River Club. Wealthy members built spectacular homes. Demands for more services increased. Today Banner Elk is a mixture of town, gown, and tourists, along with new restaurants, and a variety of accommodations and shops.
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Raleigh architect Frank Harmon, founder of Frank Harmon, Architect, received three Honor Awards in Design in 1999. The Honor Award is AIA North Carolina's highest award for design excellence. In the forty-four year history of the Design Award, this is the first time that an architect has won three in the same year.
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North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 57 Issue 10, Oct 1999, p27-28, il, por