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for The State Vol. 34 Issue 21, Apr 1967
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Lance Inc., of Charlotte faces an increase in prices as the manufacturer makes millions in revenue. Owner George McCormick created the nickel-priced snack packs that are sold throughout the state, such as Choc-o-Lunch, Nip-Chee, and Toestee-Chee. The rise in basic food products such as wheat, sugar, and oil have reduced the profit margin for the nickel packs, though company sales have increased by 12 percent in 1967.
Shenandoah skipper James Iredell Waddell fought the Union until the very end of the Civil War. The Confederate vessel sailed to the Pacific Ocean to attack the Union whaling fleet and escorts in 1864. The Shenandoah defeated 38 Union vessels in the 17-month expedition. Waddell surrendered upon his return after the last Confederate army had capitulated. After the war he took command of the Chesapeake Bay patrol boats before he died in 1886.
The North Carolina Azalea Festival commemorates twenty years of success. Located in Wilmington, the festival celebrates the blooming of millions of azaleas in early April. The Airlie Gardens and Orton Plantation are two of the major festival locations. Festivities include a large parade, historical tours of Wilmington, and the Coronation Pageant of the Queen of the Festival.