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Organized by the Hickory Museum of Art, \"Chairs on Parade\" is a public art project that celebrates Hickory's best known product - furniture. Located around the town are 45 larger-than-life, artistically decorated dining room chairs. The chairs are over five feet tall and three feet wide and were painted by local artists.
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For those old enough to remember cherry smashes and milkshakes made with real ice cream, milk, and flavoring, and for young folks who want to experience that old-fashioned flavor, three soda shops in Pinehurst, Whiteville, and Burgaw provide the treats.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 69 Issue 3, Aug 2001, p110-111, il Periodical Website
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Each summer upwards of 400 art connoisseurs, gallery owners, collectors, museum directors, and foundation heads converge on Penland in Mitchell County. They come for the Annual Benefit Auction, now in its 15th year, of works created at the world-renowned Penland School of Crafts. The auction raised $236,000 in 2000, and all the money supports Penland's programs and studies. Founded in 1929 by Lucy Morgan, the school has forty campus buildings and offers workshops in ten crafts.
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Crowders Mountain in Gaston County is unique. Small, standing around 1,625 feet, 500 million years old, and full of minerals, it has been both an economic commodity and natural treasure. In the 1970s it was threatened by strip- mining. Local citizens rallied and convinced the state to accept the peak as a state park. In October 1974 Crowders Mountain State Park became a reality. Over 300,000 people visited the part in 2000.
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For African American children seeking a secondary education in Vance County, the Henderson Institute was their only recourse. Founded in 1887 by missionaries from the Freedmen's Board of the United Presbyterian Church, the school provided both an academic and a vocational curriculum until the school closed in 1970, when the county integrated. Today the institute's remaining building is a historical museum of the school's history. In 1995, it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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At the start of the 20th century, drug store soda fountains were a gathering place, dispensing refreshments and providing a place for conversation. Over the years they have disappeared, partly because of fast food restaurants and shopping malls. Hudson describes one of the last, Boone Drug in Watauga County, where things are done as they were when the store opened in 1919.
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Forrest Mendenhall has 48 years' experience as a professional auctioneer. He also has a North Carolina state auctioneering championship title and has been inducted into the state and national halls of fame for auctioneers. He is the founder of the Mendenhall School of Auctioneering in High Point, which over the past 33 years, has graduated hundreds of first-rate auctioneers.
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Ever wonder what happened to your old school building after you graduated? Some schools continue on as educational institutions; some are torn down; some are refurnished, rejuvenated, and reinvented. Westbrook describes five which have found new lives as a theatre, inn, apartments for the elderly, apartments, and a municipal building.
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In the 1920s, North Carolina did not have a single county library. The Lexington and Thomasville Woman's Club set out to create one in Davidson County. Through their efforts and funds provided by philanthropist Julius Rosenwald, the Davidson County Library opened on October 23,1928, the first public library in the state to open as a county library.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 69 Issue 3, Aug 2001, p26,28-30, il Periodical Website
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Fayetteville native Lynne Hinton, minister of the gospel and novelist, is profiled in this Our State article.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 69 Issue 3, Aug 2001, p42-43, il, por Periodical Website
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