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9303
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On March 28, 1979, a malfunctioning valve at Three Mile Island Nuclear Facility caused the shutdown of two water pumps. Harold Denton, Rocky Mount native and Director of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Office of Reactor Regular, was the man who maintained composure and control and eased the nerves of people in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Today, people still stop Denton and ask for his autograph.\r\n
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 47 Issue 10, Mar 1980, p8-10, 36, il, por
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The seventh volume of NORTH CAROLINA TROOPS 1861-1865, A ROSTER has just been published. The book gives brief biographies of 10,000 Confederate soldiers in the 22nd through 26th Regiments of North Carolina Troops.\r\n
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 47 Issue 10, Mar 1980, p13-14, il
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9306
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Arthur Devernon Hugur was one of 19th-century North Carolina's best botanists and published volumes of poetry under the name Chucky Joe. Living in Hendersonville, he wrote often of Herbert's Spring and other places as he traveled through the mountains.\r\n
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 47 Issue 10, Mar 1980, p16-18, il
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9305
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Following World War I, car manufacturing increased and color choices were made available. Among them were maroon, dark blue, and grey. It was customary to have a birthday party to mark the car's first year in the family.\r\n
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 47 Issue 10, Mar 1980, p15, il
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The first cotton mill appeared in Gastonia in 1816 and by 1925, Gastonia was the cotton mill capital of the world. The biggest of these, the Loray Mill, began reducing wages resulting in a strike beginning on April 1, 1929. Immediately violence broke out, resulting in shoot outs, fights, and the killing on the police chief on June 7th. A trial, which found seven defendants guilty and sent them to jail, did not begin until August.\r\n
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 47 Issue 10, Mar 1980, p19-21, il, por
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During mating season, jack rabbits are particularly feisty and will fight with other jacks or even does. North Carolina folklore has it that saying “rabbit, rabbit, rabbit” upon waking up the first morning of a new month will bring good luck for that month. There are also a number of folk stories concerning hunting rabbits.\r\n
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 47 Issue 10, Mar 1980, p22, por
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The giant oak tree in J. W. Denny's yard in Surry County is called The Giles Whitaker Tree after the man who built the house that still stands there. At shoulder height, the tree's circumference measures eighteen feet and four inches. Although the age of the tree is unknown, it is not inconceivable for its life to have begun before 1800.\r\n
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 47 Issue 10, Mar 1980, p23, il
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During the Civil War, cannonballs were often used and varied in size from three to twenty inches. The Torpedo Service, stationed in Cape Fear, sunk forty-three Union vessels using mines. Confederate land mines are sometimes still found today, although most have been found.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 47 Issue 10, Mar 1980, p26-28, il
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Toughy, a pint-sized beagle of Ocracoke, is well-known on the docks. Sam O'Neal's dog goes out every morning and makes rounds, visiting friends, and collecting scraps. Toughy can easily pick up the scent of someone he is looking for and, following their trail, usually finds them.\r\n
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 47 Issue 10, Mar 1980, p24-25, 37, il
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