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Built in 1847, St. Thomas was Wilmington's first Catholic church and served both black and white parishioners. When St. Mary's Church opened in 1911, the parish divided, and St. Thomas served the African American community. When desegregation came in the 1950s, St. Thomas closed. The church fell into disrepair, and in 1970, the Historic St. Thomas Preservation Society formed to restore the building. Warren discusses the work of Betty Ann Sanders with the preservation society.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 73 Issue 7, Dec 2005, p30-33, il, por Periodical Website
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Fishing for bluefin tuna, which can weigh up to 1,000 pounds and measure ten feet in length, is growing in popularity. Strong annual runs of bluefin make it a popular sport in the winter months off Morehead City and Cape Hatteras. The bluefin is also the subject of one of the largest research projects ever conducted on a single species of fish, the Tag-A-Giant program. The tuna is caught, tagged with an archival tag, and released. The tag transmits data to a satellite about movement, diving activity, depth, light, and external temperatures.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 73 Issue 7, Dec 2005, p34-36, 38, il Periodical Website
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Ellerbe, located in Richmond County, has a population of approximately 1,000. A mineral spring gave the town its start, and the Ellerbe Springs Inn and Restaurant was built there in 1906. The inn is now a bed and breakfast and has thirteen room accommodations. Several produce stands attract visitors with fresh fruit and vegetables, and the downtown area features the Rankin Museum of American History, Carolina Antiques and Restorations, and the Farm Supply Store.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 73 Issue 7, Dec 2005, p18-20, 22-23, il Periodical Website
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On August 16, 1918, a German submarine torpedoed the British tanker Mirlo loaded with 6,679 tons of gasoline off the Outer Banks. Members of the Chicamacomico Life Saving Station responded and rescued forty-two of the fifty-one crewmen from burning oil covering acres of oceans and flames that reached one hundred feet in height.
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There are about 25,000 elevators in buildings throughout the state, but only one is run by a full-time operator. Ronald Chester runs the elevator in the historic, six-story Snow Building in Durham. The building was constructed in 1933. Paige discusses the ups and downs of being the state's last elevator operator and the 1929 Otis elevator.
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The Raleigh Ringers, a group of handbell musicians, organized in Raleigh in 1990. The group has the most extensive collection of handbells and bell-like instruments owned by a single performing group in the world. The ringers perform original tunes as well as religious and secular selections. Beyond performing, the Raleigh Ringers sponsor and participate in workshops, tours, and other educational opportunities; help novice bell ringers with their craft; and encourage handbell composers to create new works.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 73 Issue 7, Dec 2005, p88-90, 92-93, il Periodical Website
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Silcox-Jarrett discusses how Hopewell Presbyterian Church in Huntersville celebrates the Celtic traditions of its members during the Christmas season. Celtic family names have been represented on the church roster since the church's founding in 1762. The members' names, history of the church, and Celtic Christmas carols inspired the minister, Jeff Lowrance, to begin a Celtic celebration in 2000.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 73 Issue 7, Dec 2005, p104-106, 108, 109, il Periodical Website
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The first love feast North Carolina was held in November 1753 in the historic Moravian settlement in Forsyth County. Since then, this communal celebration has become standard holiday fare for many churches across the state. Duncan discusses what distinguishes a Moravian-style Christmas love feast from candlelight Christmas Eve services of other denominations.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 73 Issue 7, Dec 2005, p96-100, 102, il Periodical Website
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The National Gingerbread House Competition at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville is in its twelfth year. The annual competition is featured on ABC's Good Morning America program. The competition, which began in 1993 with a dozen entries, now has over two hundred contestants competing from all over the United States. Kerr discusses the building of the houses and the judging.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 73 Issue 7, Dec 2005, p82-84, 86, il Periodical Website
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The residents of Portsmouth Island, Core Banks, and Shackleford Banks are long gone. Churches, houses, and graveyards stand silent. Hurricanes and dwindling jobs drove them away. Their descendants, though scattered among Carteret, Pamlico, Hyde, and Dare Counties, continue the old island traditions of Christmas. A number of them share their remembrances with Biro.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 73 Issue 7, Dec 2005, p68-70, 72, 74-75, il Periodical Website
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Zepke describes seven coastal communities that celebrate the Christmas season with an annual holiday flotilla, boats lit with brightly colored lights. The communities are Elizabeth City, Pleasure Island, Wrightsville Beach, New Bern, Southport, Swansboro, and Topsail Island.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 73 Issue 7, Dec 2005, p144-148, il Periodical Website
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Formerly known as Sherrill's Inn, the Hickory Nut Gap Farm in Fairview is owned by the fifth generation of the original owners, Jim and Elizabeth McClure, who purchased it in 1916. The almost 200-year-old farmhouse is designated a historic property. Bourknight recounts Christmases at the farm as the family has celebrated it for the past one hundred years.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 73 Issue 7, Dec 2005, p118-120, 122, 124, il Periodical Website
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Stephen Jackson of Brevard is the founder, owner, and curator of the one-of-a-kind aluminum Christmas tree museum. These shiny trees were popular in the mid-20th-century. Now in its ninth year, the mobile seasonal display contains nearly 100 trees. Foster has compiled an extensive list of around 40 manufacturers of this type of tree, their production dates, and descriptions of over 30 different kinds of branches.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 73 Issue 7, Dec 2005, p134-136, 138, 140, il Periodical Website
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When the residents of Shackleford Banks migrated to Morehead City, Harkers Island, and Bogue Banks in the 19th-century, they brought their traditions with them. Celebrating the holiday season with food was one of their most cherished traditions. Several of their descendants discuss a cake that stands out in their memory--the tub jelly cake.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 73 Issue 7, Dec 2005, p114-116, il Periodical Website
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