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  • North Carolina And The American Revolution

    North Carolina is truly a unique breed in terms of being a state. While North Carolina was one of the original thirteen colonies, a new state after the American Revolution, and a state in the antebellum south, it has always been unique in its political footing. From the beginning, North Carolina has tried to become the best version of itself, but as the old adage says, “the more things change the more they stay the same”. This is quite an appropriate quote to describe North Carolina. Writer Harry L. Watson describes North Carolina as the “Rip Van Winkle” state. Rip Van Winkle is the story of a man who wanders off to get away from his nagging wife and sleeps for twenty years. He wakes up to find that the world has changed around him. The same…

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  • North Carolina Appalachian Mountain Heritage Trails

    From bluegrass, folk and Native American music in the mountains, to beach music on the coast, North Carolina is a state that has an extensive variety of traditional music. The main research focus is on the historic, geographic and musical aspects of the North Carolina Appalachian Mountains. The Appalachian Trail passes through western North Carolina, and the Blue Ridge Mountains are part of the Appalachian Mountain range. Throughout the section of Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina, there…

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  • The Importance Of Diversity At North Carolina State University

    Since coming to college, I have noticed that not all majors have an equal representation of both men and women. North Carolina State University is well known for diversity on campus and their attempts to raise awareness but I often feel that gender is often overlooked when diversity is discussed. Engineering has been and still is a male dominated field of study. Women have often been overlooked and seen as incapable of this type of work but in reality this is not true. Since NC State has a very…

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  • The Four Major Rebellions In North Carolina's History

    North Carolina is a unique state in regards to its history. First colonized nearly four hundred years ago, North Carolina has had a turbulent history. From the beginning, there were issues with the Native Americans. As time progressed, the colony continued to have issues, not only with Native Americans, but also problems with the British. Though North Carolina was a British territory, their shared history was one of a rebellious nature against the crown. By the time of the American Revolution…

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  • The Senate And House Of Representatives

    Our Congress consists of the Senate and House of Representatives. Every state has two Senators and as many House of Representatives as there are for the amount of people in them. For the state of North Carolina our two Senators are Richard Burr and Thom Tillis. The House of Representative that we have may vary because of the different districts, the one that I have is Craig Horn. Craig Horn has been in the House since 2011 and is up for reelection in 2016. Prior to getting elected for the House…

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  • The Challenges Of Being A Family: My Grandmother's Family

    Mary Francis Cooper was born on April 9, 1927 in North Carolina and was identified as a “Negro” or African-American female. When interviewing my aunt Lois Harris she told me, that “Everyone had to get along… the older ones watched after the babies… we just made it work.” Without a doubt Mary Cooper did have her hands full with the large family she gave birth to, but with support from her children she made it work. She had seven males and seven females whose names are: Lois, Willie, Ernis,…

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  • The Case Of Darryl Hunt

    Wrongful Conviction On the morning of August 10, 1984, Deborah Sykes was brutally stabbed, sexually assaulted, and eventually killed in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The man convicted for her murder was Darryl Hunt, a 19 year old boy that would go on to spend 20 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Hunt was convicted based on eye-witness testimony and informants, but was later exonerated based on DNA evidence that matched a man that was caught just a few months after the murder took…

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  • In-Vitro Fertilization Essay

    I am the Senior Youth Intern, presiding over High School freshman through seniors. After this summer ends, I will be attending Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. I will be moving to North Carolina for the duration of my Masters and Doctorate Degree (Lord willing), and I look forward to seeing what God has in store for my life. This will be a new life experience for me, as I have no family or relatives that currently reside in North Carolina, but I look…

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  • Barbeque In Colonial America

    “I don’t think you can really understand the South if you don’t understand barbeque—as food, process, and event.” Barbeque has been one of the quintessential foods of the South and especially North Carolina for over 300 years and one can find its wood-smoked legacy throughout the Old North State. In colonial Virginia, where barbecue is thought to have first been introduced to white settlers, slave-owners made the duty of cooking barbecue for slaves (this was also the case in South Carolina). …

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  • British Independence And Oppression Leading Up To The Revolutionary War

    is common, also. North Carolina finds its place in the American narrative both as a British colony and later as a state, but it has its own individuality in how that transition was made. While many fellow colonists viewed the inhabitants of North Carolina as backwards or simple, this did not impede the development of a culture that was slowly becoming more diverse and growing as immigration drastically raised the population over the course of several decades. Through the mid-eighteenth century,…

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