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Washington County is marking its bicentennial in 1999 with a year-long celebration. Events include Living History Weekend and Reenactment of the Battle of Plymouth (April), the opening of the Davenport Homestead in Creswell (June), and a large outdoor birthday party (September).
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Cherry Point is home to the second-largest Marine Corps air base in the world. Over 8,400 Marines and sailors are stationed there. Civilian workers number 5,700. The base adds $600 million yearly to the state's economy.
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Visitors to Roanoke Island can enjoy cultural and historical attractions. Algonquian Indians, English explorers, Lost Colony settlers, runaway slaves and Civil War soldiers have left their imprints in passing. The Elizabethan Gardens, 16th-century sailing ship Elizabeth II, North Carolina Aquarium, and the towns of Wanchese and Manteo offer a slow pace to the hustle and bustle of nearby Outer Banks communities.
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The state's mountains have some of the most spectacular waterfalls on the East Coast, including Looking Glass Falls, Whitewater Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and Linville Falls.
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In 1879, Dr. Thomas West Harris helped found the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's medical department. He received no salary, but practiced in the town for income. During his tenure, a woman's body disappeared from a local graveyard. Some thought students dug it up for anatomy class. The incident led to the passage of a law in 1885 by the General Assembly that made grave robbing a felony. Also in 1885, Harris resigned from the university, claiming that his practice had grown too large.
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The Roanoke River has influenced the Williamston area since the English explored it in 1584. Commercial goods, including logs, fishing products, and naval stores, were shipped on the river until the Civil War. After the war railroads replaced river shipping. Logging and fishing dwindled. Today tobacco and shopping centers boost Williamston's economy. However, the river is making a comeback thanks to ecotourism. People want to experience the natural environment. A canoe/camping trail has been built, and other projects are planned.
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