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Greensboro is North Carolina's third largest city in population. The city spreads across 121 square miles of Guilford County. Greensboro made its mark on early American history as the site of a pivotal Revolutionary War battle in 1781. Almost 200 years later the city was the site of another historic event--the Woolworth lunch counter sit-ins in February 1960. The sit-ins were nationally influential in the civil rights movement. Greensboro is home to a number of institutions of higher learning, including UNC-G, N.C. A.&T., Bennett College, Greensboro College, and Guilford College. Visitors will find attractions such as the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, Greensboro Farmer's Market, and the Greensboro Grasshoppers, a minor league baseball team.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 74 Issue 1, June 2006, p18-20, 22, 24, 26-27, il, map Periodical Website
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Two-and-a-half centuries ago, colonial settlers in North Carolina held legislatively authorized lotteries. The first held in 1759, raised 450 English pounds for construction of two Anglican churches. After the Revolutionary War, lotteries became a popular method for funding projects of all types. High-priority projects were internal improvements including waterways, bridges, canals, roads, and railroads. The University of North Carolina built South Building with money raised through 1801 legislation. Various county projects included a marine hospital, a poorhouse in Brunswick County, and a water system for Fayetteville in Cumberland County.
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Ice cream sundaes offer a respite from the hot days of summer. Jackson describes a number of shops in western North Carolina that not only serve ice cream sundaes that satisfy the taste buds but serve them in a setting that turns the clock back to a simpler time. The shops are Royall's Soda Shop (Elkin); Woolworth Walk Soda Fountain (Asheville); Boone Drug Store Fountain (Boone); Mooresville Ice Cream Company (Mooresville); Rocky's Soda Shop & Grill (Brevard); Jukebox Junction Soda Shoppe (Canton); The Soda Shop (Canton); Innes Street Drug Company (Salisbury); Jack the Dipper (Sylva); Spanky's (Salisbury); Soda Pops (Bryson City); and Pike's Old Fashioned Soda Shop (Charlotte).
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 74 Issue 1, June 2006, p52-54, 56-60, 62, 64, il Periodical Website
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Camp Flintlock, located on sixty-eight acres of pine trees and fields in Johnston County, gives campers an opportunity to experience life as a colonial North Carolinian. The campers, ages nine to fifteen years, attend for one week. Boys and girls attend on alternate weeks. There are no video games, televisions, or cell phones. Campers dress as colonials and learn how to shoot a musket, throw a tomahawk, make leather crafts or rag dolls, cook chicken, and make homemade bread. Tim Langdon, founder and owner, started the camp in 1999.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 74 Issue 1, June 2006, p142-144, 146, 148, il Periodical Website
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In this ongoing series of favorite Southern dishes, Garner discusses the delights of Brunswick stew. Stew meats include chicken, pork, beef, squirrel, or rabbit that is cooked in a large pot. Locale determines the vegetables used, but tomatoes, butter beans, corn, onions, and potatoes are favorites among stew cookers. Garner lists his own Brunswick stew recipe and a few places where good stew is prepared: Allen & Son Bar-B-Q (Chapel Hill); Bob's Barbecue (Creedmoor); and Old Hickory House Restaurant (Charlotte).
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 74 Issue 1, June 2006, p132-134, 136, 138-139, il Periodical Website
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When George Vanderbilt purchased 125,000 acres near Asheville to build his home, Biltmore, he also hired landscape architects and forestry experts to restore land that had been eroded and poorly harvested. He hired the well-known forester Gilford Pinchot to implement sound forestry practices. When Pinchot left to head the U.S. Forest Service in 1895, Vanderbilt replaced him with Carl Schenck, a forester from Germany. Schenck founded the Biltmore Forest School in 1898, the first forestry school in the nation. During the school's fifteen years of operation, 350 foresters from all over the country graduated. What they learned and later practiced in their home areas laid the foundations for forest management practices that we take for granted today. The school and 6,500 acres surrounding it were designated a national historic site in 1976.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 74 Issue 1, June 2006, p168-170, 172, 174, 176-177, il Periodical Website
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Joel Hunnicutt of Siler City uses traditional woodworking tools as he creates contemporary vessels in brilliant colors. So skillful is he that his boldly colored bowls and vases shine like glass and slope like thrown clay pots. He discusses how he works with wood to create the illusion of finished glass or clay objects.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 74 Issue 1, June 2006, p196-198, 200, il, por Periodical Website
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Columbia, the county seat of Tyrrell County, is located on the banks of the Scuppernong River. With 850 residents, Columbia is one of North Carolina's smallest county seats. McNaughton describes things to see and do on a weekend visit. Visitors can stay at the Brickhouse Inn Bed and Breakfast; the dwelling is a former hatmaker's shop. Kayaking on the river is popular. The Walter B. Jones, Sr. Center for the Sounds is located at the headquarters of Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. Other places to visit include the Columbia Theater Cultural Resource Center, the Palmetto Peartree Preserve, Tyrrell County Visitor's Center, and various eateries.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 74 Issue 1, June 2006, p206-208, 210, il Periodical Website
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In this collection of reminiscences, a number of North Carolina's writers, artists, politicians, chefs, educators, and others write about this special season of the year. They include Clyde Edgerton, D. G. Martin, Luther Hodges, Jr., Billie Ruth Sudduth, Michael F. Parker, Mildred “Mamma Dip” Council, Cotton Ketchie, William S. Powell, and Governor Mike Easley.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 74 Issue 1, June 2006, p88-96, 98, 100-102, 104, 106, 108, 110-112, 114, 1, il, por Periodical Website
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In the back of the Old Hampton Store in Linville is Uncle Lee's Barbecue, which has attracted diners for almost thirty years. The store, which opened in 1921, houses an art gallery and a nostalgic general store. Abigail Sheets is the current owner. Moehlmann discusses the history of the store and the experience of dining there.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 74 Issue 1, June 2006, p221-222, 225, il Periodical Website
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