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for The State Vol. 42 Issue 11, Apr 1975
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On May 20, 1975 Mecklenburg's bicentennial celebration marked the anniversary of the signing of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence, one of history's lost artifacts claimed to be earliest overt act of independence in the thirteen colonies by a legally constituted body. The article includes a copy of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence.
North Carolina native Edward R. Murrow garnered worldwide fame for his reports from London during WWII entitled \"This - is London.\" Years afterwards Murrow worked as Vice President and Director of Public affairs for CBS. President John F. Kennedy made him head of the United States Information Agency where his famous broadcast with Senator Joseph McCarthy proved to be the senator's undoing.
Eng and Chang Bunker, world famous Siamese twins, married two Wilkes County sisters, Sarah and Adelaide Yates, before settling in their Traphill home. They later moved to Surry County and spent the last thirty-five years of their lives near Mt. Airy. The current owner of the Eng and Chang House entertains visiting Bunker descendants on a frequent basis.
First Colony Farms, owned by Malcolm McLean, at approximately 355,000 acres is the nation's largest, privately-owned single unit farm. The farm spans over parts of Washington, Tyrrell, Hyde, and Dare Counties.