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During the Civil War salt was a commodity that was hard to come by in North Carolina. Early in the war the state government built a salt works at Morehead City and started work on a second one on Currituck Sound, but Union troops captured both sites in 1862. Westbrook recounts how the state government and private entrepreneurs worked to provide citizens and soldiers with salt for the remainder of the Civil War. By 1864, most salt production in the state had ceased.
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Kevin Beck of Blowing Rock is a realist painter who concentrates on landscapes. He is also a plein air painter, which is a fancy way of saying he paints on location. Beck has painted in a variety of locations in this country, Mexico, New Zealand, and Panama. Mountains have always been one of his favorite subjects. In 2006, he painted over one hundred new works. Beck and his wife, Judi, own the Upstairs Gallery in Blowing Rock which features his original works and the works of eight other fulltime artists.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 74 Issue 8, Jan 2007, p168-170, 172, il Periodical Website
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Jackson describes three inns, each containing over a dozen rooms, that provide the intimate and personalized service of home-style accommodations with the luxury and privacy of a large hotel. The inns are the Morehead Inn (Charlotte); the Sunset Inn (Sunset Beach); and the Princess Anne Hotel (Asheville).
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 74 Issue 8, Jan 2007, p160-162, 164-166, il Periodical Website
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OUR STATE magazine begins a new series on the best walks to take in North Carolina. Setzer describes the Sugarloaf Trail, which is located in the Carolina Beach State Park near Wilmington. The trail is approximately 2.6 miles, with a surface of hard and soft sand and pine straw.
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North Carolina has a good road system, but one 100 years ago, traveling in the state was quite different. Then each county, instead of the state, was in charge of its roads. Most roads were unpaved. Few roads connected people to other counties, and even fewer connected to roads outside the state. To go long distances, either in North Carolina or outside of it, people took the train. La Vere recounts the history of road development in the state during the 20th-century and what changes may occur over the next 50 years.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 74 Issue 8, Jan 2007, p60-62, 64, 66, il, map Periodical Website
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For seventy-six years, the culinary favorites of the Mecca Restaurant have satisfied the lunchtime crowd in downtown Raleigh. Located on East Martin Street two blocks from the state Capitol, the Mecca is in its third generation of ownership by the same family. Nick Dombalis founded the restaurant in 1930. Diners run the gamut from old friends gathering for lunch to North Carolina legislators. The jumbo hamburger is a favorite meal among the Mecca's regulars.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 74 Issue 8, Jan 2007, p181-182, 184-185, il Periodical Website
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Whiteville, the county seat of Columbus County, first appeared in written records in a 1733 land grant. The town was heavily involved in agriculture throughout its history, producing tobacco, timber, naval stores, and pecans. La Vere discusses the town's history and some of its interesting personalities. Attractions for visitors include the Pecan Festival, Guiton's Drug Store, the Vineland Depot, and the North Carolina Museum of Forestry.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 74 Issue 8, Jan 2007, p18-20, 22, il, map Periodical Website
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Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is a necessity in slowing global warming. Methane is one of the strongest greenhouse gases. In Burnsville, Energy Xchange is making creative use of the methane gas that is produced by trash. This innovate project sits atop a capped six-acre landfill and uses the methane gas from it as a fuel source for greenhouses and artists' kilns. Hardee discusses the two programs that the gas fuels. One is three-year residency program for potters and glass blowers. Space is available for four clay artists and two glass artists. The greenhouse component, which is heated by boiler water moving through radiant flooring, is called Project Branch Out and concentrates on growing native plants and seeds.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 74 Issue 8, Jan 2007, p78-80, 82, 84, il Periodical Website
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North Carolina is one of the top ten states for cultural and heritage tourism. These tourists are interested in visiting historic sites and museums, attending concerts, shopping at farmers markets, and dining at the restaurants where the local people eat. Much of the state's heritage is found along a series of sixteen trails, such as the Art Road and Farmers Trail. The North Carolina Department of Commerce has twelve heritage tourism officers who help communities along the trails in highlighting material that is appropriate to their particular region. Pittard discusses a number of the trails and what they provide to the tourists.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 74 Issue 8, Jan 2007, p68-70, 72, 74-75, il Periodical Website
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