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Millions of purple martins once flocked to Wrightsville Sound in 1905. Their colossal flocks created a nuisance for local Atlantic View Hotel owner/proprietor Captain John Hanby by contaminating the water in the hotel's cisterns. Hanby called upon friends with shotguns to remove the birds, but only the eventual migration led to their departure. The bird's one redeeming feature was that they kept the mosquito population down that summer.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 39 Issue 3, July 1971, p12, 31, il
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12274
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The congregation of Barbecue Church in Harnett County built their first manse more than two centuries after Presbyterian Scots founded the church. The storied past of the church includes Revolutionary war anecdotes and a host of colorful pastors, many of whom preached in Gaelic during the church's earlier years.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 39 Issue 3, July 1971, p10-11, il, por
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12273
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The \"Carolina Emerald\" is the largest and finest-cut emerald ever mined in North America. It was found in Alexander County near the community of Hiddenite by Wayne Anthony. Tiffany & Co., New York jewelers, placed a value of $100,000 on it.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 39 Issue 3, July 1971, p9, 25, il
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12276
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Over a dozen bridges connect the state's mainland with the Outer Banks. Wright discusses the newest one, the Bogue Sound Bridge.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 39 Issue 3, July 1971, p13-15, il
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