Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Our State Vol. 83 Issue 4, September 2015
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The natural erosion of the Outer Banks concerned citizens and the U.S. government in the 1920s and 1930s. During the Great Depression, the government created the Federal Emergency Relief Administration, which employed 15,000 Works Progress Administration and Civilian Conservation Corps workers. These young men built vegetated sand dunes to protect the beaches and the livelihood of Outer Banks residents.
Rhiannon Giddens is both a solo artist and a member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops folk band. Her North Carolina roots, professional training, and a variety of genres influence her music.
Tony Peacock is a six-time champion of the National Hollerin' Contest in Spivey's Corner, North Carolina. His talent and those of others who participate in the contest keep the tradition of communicative hollers alive. These hollers were often used to signal specific events, call animals in, and request assistance in the rural areas of North Carolina.
Kemp Burdette is a riverkeeper for the Cape Fear River, one of the most important natural resources in North Carolina. Burdette's job is to protect the river from short term--often destructive thinking--and ensure that it will last for the generations to come.
Poet, Shelby Stephenson writes about how his experience growing up in North Carolina and listening to his father's stories influences and inspires his work as a writer.