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12199
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The Battle of Moores Creek Bridge, February 27, 1776, was a complete victory for the Patriots, contributing to the Revolutionary cause in the South, with the Colony remaining in the Patriot's possession until British invasion in 1780. Some elements among settlers had not been amalgamated by the general population in 1775, chief of these was a large number of Scottish Highlanders, largely from clans MacDonald (Isles) and McLeod. These clans settled in the central part of the Colony between 1765 and 1775.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 26 Issue 8, Sept 1958, p17, por
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12197
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The American alligator is found in the wildest part of southeastern North Carolina near the coast. Belonging to an order of reptiles known as the Crocodilia containing 25 species, only two species of alligator are known, and North Carolinians should consider ourselves fortunate to have such an animal in our midst. Unfortunately, many American alligators are killed by hunters for the \"thrill,\" and unless a law is passes to protect the species, the alligator will fast disappear from the scene.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 26 Issue 8, Sept 1958, p12-13, por
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12198
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It may surprise many to learn the Andrew Johnson, 17th President of the United States, grew up impoverished in Raleigh without an education. In fact, Johnson could not even read or write until he reached manhood, a skill he learned from his 17-year-old bride. Despite his handicaps, Johnson had courage and an inherent love for his fellowman, and is known as the Defender of the Constitution.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 26 Issue 8, Sept 1958, p10, il
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12227
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One of the most fascinating products now made in North Carolina is the \"Grandma III,\" a combination motor trailer and houseboat. This combination allows the trailer to be parked and used for habitation on land, as well as floating on water with a simple retraction of the wheels into the house. The \"trailer,\" in this instance is part of the boat. Built in Rocky Mount, and distributed in Clinton by the inventor, Robert Tabler, this product is the third in a line of similar experiments.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 26 Issue 8, Sept 1958, p9, il, por
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12228
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Pender County is a hybrid, both rural and resort, its vast plain wild and yet well cultivated. Pender, witness to the first battle of the revolution, is hemmed against the water by a slender ridge, near both U.S. 17 and the Atlantic Coast Line rails. Its landscape features bays, botanical gardens with meat-eating plants, and an abundance of blueberries that were first planted by Harrold Huntington of New Jersey.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 26 Issue 8, Sept 1958, p14-16, 26-29, 31, il, por
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12226
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North Carolina leads the nation in manufacture of wooden furniture, with factories scattered all over the state. Another kind of furniture industry flourishes here too, that of the handicraft furniture shops making fine and interesting pieces. One of the most successful is the shop of Worth Britt, Elizabeth City, making custom specified items for clientele.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 26 Issue 8, Sept 1958, p11, il
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