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Cherryville, population 6,000, is located in northwest Gaston County. The name derives from cherry trees planted along the railroad tracks. Engineers soon called the settlement Cherryville. Early economy centered around agriculture. Eventually the town became a center of textiles and transportation. In 1932, Carolina Freight Carriers Corporation began business there, becoming one of the country's ten largest motor carriers. It once employed over two thousand residents. However, the company was sold in 1995, and the jobs were lost. Current plans to revive the economy include an equestrian center, an area for sports and concerts, and revitalization of the downtown area. Cherryville's history is preserved in the C. Grier Beam Truck Museum, Heritage Park, and Cherryville Historical Museum.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 72 Issue 7, Dec 2004, p18-20, 22-23, il, map Periodical Website
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After World War II, drag racing officially moved off back-country roads onto legally sanctioned raceways. North Carolina was a hotbed for this type of racing and continues so today. The state has more drag strips than any other state. Blackburn discusses the history of the sport in the state, some of the legendary drivers, and the East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 72 Issue 7, Dec 2004, p25-26, 28-29, il Periodical Website
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Three structures - the Bingham School, a 1793 boarding school; the 1924 Wilmington Chapter of the Salvation Army building; and the 1777 Traphill Gristmill in Wilkes County - were rescued from ruin and transformed into bed and breakfast accommodations. The buildings are now known as the Inn at Bingham School (Chapel Hill); the Front Street Inn (Wilmington); and the Old Traphill Mill Inn (Traphill).
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 72 Issue 7, Dec 2004, p42-44, 46, 48-49, il Periodical Website
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Created in 1955, the New Bern Firemen's Museum preserves two centuries of fire-fighting equipment used in the town and surrounding Craven County. The museum is the only one in the country that is dedicated solely to preserving and displaying its town's own fire-fighting equipment.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 72 Issue 7, Dec 2004, p36-38, 40, il Periodical Website
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