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for Tar Heel Vol. 5 Issue 4, Aug 1977
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The Highland Games and Gathering of the Scottish Clans, held every year the second week in July at Grandfather Mountain, brings together descendants of 127 clans from around the world. The games feature bagpipe bands, track and field competitions, Highland dancing, and traditional Scottish events, including tossing of the cabar. They were organized in 1955.
No one knows how Lake Mattamuskeet in Hyde County originated. The waters are quite shallow, being five feet at their deepest point. A number of individuals and groups are associated with the lake's history and include Algonquian Indians, English explorer John Lawson, visionary agribusinessmen, and the U.S. Department of the Interior.
Senator Morgan offered his opinion about current conditions in Washington DC and information about his involvement in committees such the Church Committee. Touched upon also were his opinions about President Carter’s performance during the first one hundred days in office, John F. Kennedy’s assassin, and NC’s justice system.
Owen’s return to his hometown revealed little had changed during his years away in college working on a Bachelor’s degree and present work with a Master’s. One illustration was daily activity at the local general store. As he discovered, it was still a site for yarns, but not of the sewing circle sort: it was the creative license a narrator used to stitch together a tale.
Visions of the Tarheel State discussed were that of native sons CBS correspondent Charles Kuralt and realist painter Bob Timberlake. Discussed also was the book they were collaborating of, The Bob Timberlake Collection, featuring Timberlake’s artwork and Kuralt’s marginalia commentary. Interspersed with information about the book was their biographical information.