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for The State Vol. 23 Issue 15, Dec 1955
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On Hatteras Banks is a manufacturing establishment that may be the only one of its kinds in the country. The establishment is devoted to the gathering and curing of Yopon Tea. The Yopon is a shrubby plant that grows abundantly on the sandhills of the ocean beaches along certain areas of the south Atlantic coast. It is supposed to possess certain medicinal qualities, but its use as a beverage was more abundant.
deLue, the travel editor of the Boston Globe, continues his trip through eastern North Carolina, this time stopping in the historic city of Wilmington. He describes the drive down from Morehead City, with stops at military bases in the Jacksonville area, and historic sites around Wilmington. The article takes its title from deLue's description of how the \"greenness\" of Wilmington impressed him.
Walser says \"that all any county history can do is to put down as many facts as possible, make them readable, then supply an index.\" Presently, one-third of the state's one hundred counties have a published history. Walser reviews some of the published ones and provides a partial list and date of publication.
North Carolina has a number of state symbols--state bird, state flower, state song, etc. Arthur wants North Carolina to have a state fish--the herring--and he presents his arguments on its behalf.