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Amos Lane was accused of being a deserter by both the Confederate and Union armies, having belonged to and deserted both during the Civil War. His outfit of 150 Confederate deserters was called the Buffalo Unit who drank heavily and harassed farmers. He died at the age of eighty-one.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 47 Issue 1, June 1979, p21, il
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Opened in 1891 by Robert and Blanche Lowe, the Banner Elk Hotel was one of the many luxurious inns of the area. It sits near Lees-McRae College and guests from as far away as New York returned year after year. The Lowes died in 1946 within six months of each other. The Lowes' youngest son, Charles, is currently the sole occupant of the hotel.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 47 Issue 1, June 1979, p22-24, il, por
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Between May and September, usually during a full moon, a remarkable event known as the Neuse River Jubilee takes place. One night, millions of minnows swim near the shore, as do crabs, shrimp, eel, and flounder. Although few people who have not seen it believe it happens and the cause is still unknown, the jubilee is particularly prevalent along the Gulf of Mexico.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 47 Issue 1, June 1979, p10-11, il, por
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9221
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In the 1920s, the State sponsored a tick-eradication program. The program required farmers to run their cattle through a narrow concrete vat, completely submerging the animals in a tick-killing solution. During this time of controversial laws regarding animals, Duplin County considered building a wall around the entire county so that it would not have to pen all of its animals.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 47 Issue 1, June 1979, p16, 30, il
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9218
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William S. Powell's, DICTIONARY OF NORTH CAROLINA BIOGRAPHY, will be published in eight volumes, the first of which is due out in July. Published by the University of North Carolina Press at Chapel Hill, the dictionary covers the lives of four thousand North Carolinians, many of whom have never before been in a biography.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 47 Issue 1, June 1979, p9, por
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9220
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In 1789, Rockford was founded as the new county seat of Surry County. The county was divided in 1850 and the new seat was moved to Dobson and Rockford stopped growing. When the Southern Railway Company built a line that went through Rockford in 1890, the town boomed again. Rockford flooded in 1916 and has never fully recovered.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 47 Issue 1, June 1979, p12-14, il
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Hortense Roberts Pattison of Asheville was the inspiration for the character of Sheba in Thomas Wolfe's LOOK HOMEWARD ANGEL. One of Wolfe's early teachers, Pattison first read his work in 1911. She died at the age of eighty-seven.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 47 Issue 1, June 1979, p18-20, il, por
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