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Founded in 1882, Dillsboro in Jackson County owes its early economic success to the train, which brought industry and commerce. When floods and the automobile ended this boom in the 1930s, the town evolved into a craftsmen's haven. Today the town boasts sixty businesses, including craft galleries and inns.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 66 Issue 7, Dec 1998, p12-15,17, il Periodical Website
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Born near Falkland in Pitt County, Dr. Richard Henry Lewis was a much-recognized pioneer in public health in the state during his fifty-year medical career.
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On December 17, 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright achieved the first heavier-than-air flight at Kitty Hawk. Few in the nation took the report seriously, and it was not until 1908, that the full realization of what the Wright Brothers had accomplished was understood by their countrymen.
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During the Christmas season, some of the most cherished memories occur around a hearth with a decorated mantle. Some of the best-known places with distinctive hearths include Asheville's Biltmore Estate, with sixty-five fireplaces, and the Grove Park Inn, which boasts two fireplaces that can burn logs up to eight feet long.
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The South Fork of the New River flows through Ashe and Allegheny Counties in an unusual western, instead of eastern, direction. Saving it from a hydroelectric project was a fourteen-year struggle; designation as a national Wild and Scenic River assured it.
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