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In this ongoing series about favorite Southern dishes, Garner dips his spoon into an eastern North Carolina specialty with a rich history--fish stew. He discusses the influence of the Neuse River on fish stew and how the stew is prepared. Two restaurants that serve tasty stew are King's Restaurant (Kinston) and Ken's Restaurant (LaGrange). The annual Grifton Shad Festival is a good opportunity to experience this unique dish.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 74 Issue 9, Feb 2007, p38-40, 42, 44-45, il Periodical Website
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Alamance County is OUR STATE magazine's featured county of the month. During the colonial era, the county, then a part of Orange County, was the site of the Battle of Alamance on May 16, 1771, a fight between the forces of Royal Governor William Tryon and dissatisfied colonists called Regulators. Orange County was split in 1849, and Alamance was formed. Two industries figured prominently in the county's development--textiles and the railroad. Glencoe Cotton Mill operated from 1880 to 1954. In 1997 restoration began on the site, and thirty mill homes have been restored and sold. Elon University in Elon is a nationally recognized school. The Burlington Manufacturer's Outlet Center and the new Alamance Crossing, which opens in 2007, attract shoppers from across the state. Four wineries in the county and one in Guilford County have formed the Haw River Wine Trail to promote the wine industry.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 74 Issue 9, Feb 2007, p162-164, 166, 168, il Periodical Website
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Fayetteville, county seat of Cumberland County, is a city rich in history and culture. Chartered in 1783, the city is the first one in America to be named for the Marquis de Lafayette and the only namesake city he ever visited. In the early days the city was the gateway to foreign ports, with passengers and trade goods leaving for ships at Wilmington by way of the Cape Fear River. European trade returned by the same route. Visitors to the town can find much to interest them, including the Fayetteville Transportation Museum, Cape Fear Botanical Garden, the Airborne & Special Operations Museum, and the Fayetteville Museum of Art. Fayetteville is the home of Fort Bragg, a large military base with about 47,000 military personnel on active duty.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 74 Issue 9, Feb 2007, p20-22, 24-25, il Periodical Website
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In this continuing series on the best walks to take in North Carolina, Setzer describes the Occoneechee Speedway Trail. The Occoneechee Speedway in Orange County opened in 1949. The track was one of only three East Coast tracks that measured a mile; the viewing stands could seat 17,000 fans. Many famous NASCAR drivers, including Richard Petty and Junior Johnson, raced on the dirt track. The track, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, closed in 1968 and has reopened as an historic, three-mile walking trail.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 74 Issue 9, Feb 2007, p148-150, il Periodical Website
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North Carolina has a rich history in minerals and gems. Spruce Pine in Mitchell County is one of the leading sources of gemstones in the country. The mines produce mica, which is used in paints and plastics; quartz, which is used in automotive lamps and streetlights; and feldspar, which is used in ceramics and glass. One hundred percent of the world's computer-grade, ultra-pure quartz comes from these mines. Without this source, the high-speed conductivity of the twenty-first century would “be stuck as a slug in the mud, and the world would plunge into technological catastrophe.”
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 74 Issue 9, Feb 2007, p88-90, 92, il Periodical Website
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The North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, held in High Point, is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary in 2007. Performances take place in the High Point Theatre in the International Home Furnishings Building on Commerce Street. Pedro Silva is the managing and artistic director for the festival. Masters discusses what Silva does before the season opens, such as selecting the plays to be performed, choosing the right directors, casting the plays, and holding rehearsals.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 74 Issue 9, Feb 2007, p96-98, 100-101, il Periodical Website
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In 1949, two broadcasting stations, WBT in Charlotte and WFMY in Greensboro, competed to be the first station in the state to broadcast in a new medium--television. Both stations filed applications with the Federal Communications Commission in 1947. harlotte was the winner by a close margin. WBT began televising on July 15, 1949, and Greensboro's WFMY followed on August 18. Tomlin recounts those early days of the new broadcast medium.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 74 Issue 9, Feb 2007, p27-28, 30, il Periodical Website
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Milling discusses the creations and technique of Waynesville quilt artist Wendy Bowen. Bowen transforms scraps of fabrics into beautiful quilts with earthy colors and patterns.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 74 Issue 9, Feb 2007, p154-156, 158, il Periodical Website
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In 1980, Governor James B. Hunt established the North Carolina Film Office to give the state's economy a boost through the recruitment of movies, television shows, and other similar productions. He appointed as director Bill Arnold, who was serving as director of travel and tourism. Arnold went to Los Angles and visited film studios to learn what a film company wanted from a state film office. In 1981, Hollywood came calling with its first film for production, called Brainstorm. From being unknown as a film location in 1980, the state hosted fifty-nine features and produced $655 million in production revenues by 1985. Today, the state has a resident crew-base of more than 2,000 professionals, 400 in-state production and support-service companies, eight studio complexes, and 32 soundstages.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 74 Issue 9, Feb 2007, p140-142, 144-145, il Periodical Website
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Powell & Stokes, a farm supply business, was founded in Windsor in 1915 by brothers-in-law Luther Powell and Jonathan Stokes. After World War II, two Powell brothers took over the business, and now, a third generation of Powells runs the company. Back in the late 1960s and early 1970s, Jack Powell, Sr., created a recipe for frying what he called blister-fried peanuts. The business started as an off-season project, but the local demand for the peanuts became so great that Bill and Jack Powell, Jr., founded Bertie County Peanuts in 1994. The peanut business now accounts for 15 to 20 percent of the farm supply business.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 74 Issue 9, Feb 2007, p116-118, 120, il, por Periodical Website
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