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North Carolina has a legacy of great radio broadcasters who brought listeners local and world news, played their favorite music, and were, in many ways, favorite visitors through the day. Westbrook covers a very few of the many, including Max Meek (High Point), Charlie Gaddy (Raleigh), and Carl Lamm (Smithfield).
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 68 Issue 11, Apr 2001, p56-58, il, por Periodical Website
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Editorial cartoonist Doug Marlette of Hillsborough has been skewering public figures for thirty years. Along the way he has received the Pulitzer Prize (1988) and a number of other awards. He also created the popular comic strip \"Kudzu,\" which is syndicated in hundreds of newspapers worldwide.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 68 Issue 11, Apr 2001, p80-83, 85-87, il Periodical Website
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Biltmore Forest was created by developers in the 1920s from 1500 acres of George Vanderbilt's land. Listed in the 1990 census as the state's richest municipality, Biltmore Forest has no sidewalks, traffic lights, main street, or stores. Original lots were three to five acres, and the cost of a house was between $7,500 and $25,000. The town now has 1,500 residents and 640 homes. In 1999, the last lots sold for an average price of $250,000.
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In 1988, the North Carolina Department of Transportation created the Adopt-A-Highway program (AAH) to respond to public concern over highway litter. Over 6,000 groups, numbering over 150,000 volunteers, have adopted over 12,000 miles of state-maintained roadsides. In 1999, the program accounted for 7.6 million pounds of litter collected. The program saves taxpayers over $5 million annually in roadside cleanup.
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William Amherst Vanderbilt Cecil was born in Asheville in 1928 on what had been his grandfather's estate. The estate is now known to the world as Biltmore. In the 1950s, Cecil returned to his birthplace to transform the crumbling 250-room structure into the historic treasure and tourist attraction it is today.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 68 Issue 11, Apr 2001, p30, 32-33, il Periodical Website
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