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The Chatham Manufacturing Company sustained the town of Elkin and provided employment for over one-hundred years. The company opened in 1877 and produced textiles, including blankets, flannel clothing, and knitting yarns, but they are most famous for blanket manufacturing. As a successful business, Chatham cared for its community providing jobs and building vital institutions such as a hospital and a YMCA.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 82 Issue 8, January 2015, p35-38, il, por Periodical Website
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Richard Ritter, from Bakersville, North Carolina, is a renowned glassblower and one of nineteen individuals to be named a North Carolina Living Treasure. He describes the tedious process of glassblowing and introduces a number of tools used in glass artistry.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 82 Issue 8, January 2015, p112-114, il, por Periodical Website
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Saxapahaw has been a town in transition since the closure of the local textile mills. As old buildings are torn down to make way for apartments, condos, and businesses, the Saxapahaw General Store maintains old town charm while offering products for every customer.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 82 Issue 8, January 2015, p45-48, il, por Periodical Website
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Canyoneering is a popular activity in the western United States, but in the past decade, Joe Moerschbaecher, has developed a Brevard-based adventure guiding company that specializes in the sport. Pura Vida Adventures offers a unique experience for the adventurous tourist in the heart of North Carolina waterfall and gorge country.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 82 Issue 8, January 2015, p142-146, il, por, map Periodical Website
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As part one of the North Carolina in the Civil War series, this article describes the battles leading up to the Union occupation of Wilmington.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 82 Issue 8, January 2015, p166-174, il, por, map Periodical Website
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Horse-drawn carriage drivers in Wilmington, lighthouse keepers and goose callers in Currituck, underwater archaeologists in Beaufort, aerial acrobats in New Bern, pirates on Hatteras Island, turtle conservationists throughout the state, captains on the Pamlico, and sand sculptors and wave riders on Wrightsville Beach: the unique nature of North Carolina's culture, history, and environment have allowed many to pursue unique careers and hobbies.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 82 Issue 8, January 2015, p82-88, 90, 92, 94, por, map Periodical Website
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37608
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Captured through the vast views of Aycock Brown, Hugh Morton, and Bill Russ was nearly a century of North Carolina life and images of beautiful landscapes and historic landmarks. Eighteen of their photos, taken at places like Jockey’s Ridge, the Smoky Mountains National Park, and the Wrightsville Beach Bridge, are showcased in this collection.
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What defines school days for the current classes of public school students could perhaps not have been envisioned by North Carolina’s first public school teacher, George W. Garrett. Likewise, today’s students likely could not perceive a day minus buses, or the student body not split up into grade levels, as it was for students at Tabor City’s Guide School, pictured.
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37610
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Offering new life to an old craft were two North Carolina potters who displayed their version of face jugs during the national craft revival of the 1960s and 1970s. Displaying this pottery’s relevance in ages past was a brief history of face jugs. Noted were purposes such as grave markers warding off evil and moonshine containers warding off children from their contents.