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for Our State Vol. 69 Issue 10, Mar 2002
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Mebane, a town on the Alamance/Orange County line, is OUR STATE magazine's featured Tar Heel town of the month. For over one hundred years the now-closed White Furniture Company bolstered the town's economy. Today Mebane flourishes because of its location between the Triangle and the Triad.
Fort Defiance, the Caldwell County home of Revolutionary War General William Lenoir, takes its name from a local frontier fort. The state purchased the structure from the Lenoir family in the mid-1960s. Now a historic site, Fort Defiance has been restored to its 1792 appearance, complete with over 300 articles, ranging from books to furniture, originally owned by Lenoir.
Located in Raleigh's downtown theater district, Cafe Luna is an Italian restaurant specializing in classic Tuscan fare. The restaurant opened in 1996 and turned a profit within four months. Cafe Luna focuses on the customer having a good meal, good conversation, and good wine and dessert.
Bernice Kelly Harris is one of thirty-one authors in the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame. Blackburn discusses her life and literary accomplishments.
North Carolina has a number of museums ranging from the North Carolina History Museum and North Carolina Art Museum to some that are just plain quirky and offbeat. Tomlin describes some of the latter, including the Belhaven Memorial Museum in Beaufort County and the Cowan Museum in Kenansville.
Some very impressive engineering feats were accomplished in North Carolina during the 20th-century. Among them are Fontana Dam on the Little Tennessee River, the tallest dam east of the Rocky Mountains; the relocation of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse; and the Linn Cove Viaduct on the Blue Ridge Parkway.