Falcon, North Carolina
Falcon is a town in Cumberland and Sampson counties in the U. S. state of North Carolina. The population was 258 at the 2010 census, falcon Tabernacle was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. Falcon is located in northeastern Cumberland County at 35°11′33″N 78°38′55″W, a small portion of the town extends east into Sampson County. The town is situated on the west side of the South River, North Carolina Highway 82 passes through the center of the town, leading northwest 1.5 miles to Interstate 95 and south 3 miles to U. S. Route 13. Via I-95, the Cumberland County seat, is 18 miles to the southwest. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has an area of 1.2 square miles, of which 0.35 acres. As of the census of 2000, there were 328 people,84 households, the population density was 262.4 people per square mile. There were 102 housing units at a density of 81.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 84. 45% White,9. 45% African American,0. 61% Native American,3.
05% from other races, hispanic or Latino of any race were 3. 35% of the population. 22. 6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10. 7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older, the average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.98. In the town, the population was out with 32. 0% under the age of 18,7. 0% from 18 to 24,20. 1% from 25 to 44,14. 0% from 45 to 64. The median age was 36 years, for every 100 females there were 94.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.4 males, the median income for a household in the town was $31,125, and the median income for a family was $38,500. Males had an income of $28,750 versus $23,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $10,387, about 3. 3% of families and 17. 6% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 7. 1% of those age 65 or over
Caswell Beach, North Carolina
Caswell Beach is a small, seaside town located on the east end of Oak Island in Brunswick County, North Carolina. Adjacent to Fort Caswell/North Carolina Baptist Assembly and the US Coast Guard station, Caswell Beach along with the Town of Oak Island located on the west end of the island are part of the Myrtle Beach metropolitan area. Contiguous to Fort Caswell which dates from 1825, Caswell Beach was incorporated as a town in 1975, since 1949, Fort Caswell has housed the North Carolina Baptist Assembly, a religious retreat and conference center and in 2013, the fort was designated a National Historic District. Thirteen of the 18 holes of the Oak Island Golf Club, beginning in the late 1990s, the town set in motion an intensive beach restoration and preservation effort which resulted in its receiving a national award in 2002 for Best Restored Beach. Two years later, after negotiations with the National Park Service. Roughly halfway between Wilmington, North Carolina and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Caswell Beach is located on the east end of Oak Island at 33°54′13″N 78°3′38″W.
Elevations in the range from sea level to approximately 25’ and according to the United States Census Bureau. Summers in Caswell Beach are hot and humid with a temperature of 85˚. Winters are moderate with a temperature in the 50s, albeit with brief cold periods. Rain occurs throughout the year average annual rainfall approximately 57. Tropical storms are a source of concern, e. g. in Oct.1954 Hurricane Hazel washed away almost all the houses on Oak Island. In October 2016, the eye of Hurricane Matthew passed almost directly over the town inflicting in some areas extensive damage to the dune system, the 398 people identified in the 2010 census reside in 187 permanent households. This population is all white, fairly elderly with more women than men. None of the population or families were below the poverty line, while the number of full-time residents is fairly small, in the summer peak population reaches 2000, mostly family vacationers using rental properties. Most of the residents live clustered in and around the golf course in various types of housing, the Arboretum, Caswell Dunes.
The Governing Body consists of six members all of whom are elected for four terms on a two year rotational schedule. The beach serves as a sea turtle nesting area, which has spurred a vigorous dune protection and restoration program featuring sea oats/beach grass plantings and this program not only benefits turtle nesting but protects the town against hurricane storm surge damage. As for public access to the beach, the town maintains a parking lot and 12 walkways spread out along the strand
Oak Island Light
The Oak Island Light, one of the newest lighthouses in the US, is located in the town of Caswell Beach, NC. It features four 2.5 million candlepower aerobeacon lenses which produce four, owned by the town since 2004, it sits next to a United States Coast Guard Station on the east end of Oak Island in Brunswick County, NC. The Oak Island Lighthouse is located at the mouth of the Cape Fear River to help ships navigate Frying Pan Shoals, constructed in 1957-58 by Brinkley, W. F. & Son Construction Co. located in Granite Quarry NC, at a cost of $110,000, it replaced the Cape Fear Light, a skeleton structure on Bald Head Island. This light, which began operation in 1903, was in turn a replacement for the still standing and now popular tourist attraction. The Oak Island Light was lit for the first time in May 1958 and during the period 1958–1962, in February 2002, it became a news item when the adjoining USCG Station caught fire, and while the station burned to the ground, the lighthouse suffered no damage.
The transfer agreement requires the town to maintain the property for recreation purposes with the Coast Guard continuing to be responsible for operating the beacon, in April 2007, the Oak Island Lighthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places. A major exterior rehabilitation of the structure was completed in 2016 by the International Chimney Corporation, costing slightly less than $100,000, it was notable for the fact that it was funded entirely by contributions and a loan to be paid back by future donations. Designed to be able to sway about 3″ in a 100 mph wind, the pilings are 10” round, filled with concrete and capped by a 30’ wide by 3’ deep octagonal concrete base. Of the visible structure, 142’ of it is poured concrete, the top 52’ of it is black, the middle 50’ white, and the bottom 40’ feet cement grey. The black and white colors are not painted on the structure, on top of all of this sits a 11’ tall aluminum and glass light enclosure The inside of the tower has a uniform diameter of a little more than 16’ 4”, with the exterior concrete walls 8” thick.
While the overall structure is 148’ tall, it was sited on a small knoll, the Oak Island Lighthouse grounds are open to the public year round for viewing and picture taking, with 30 minute parking provided at the base of the tower from sunrise until sunset. A walkway to the beach provides a vantage point for photos of the structure. The structure itself and the walkway are cared for and managed by a citizens group, the interior of the lighthouse is open for visits by the general public, aged seven or above, with tours to the second level from Memorial Day–Labor Day on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Tours to the top of the lighthouse, which has a balcony, are offered year round for those aged nine or older. United States Coast Guard Historians Office, www. oakislandlighthouse. org Friends of the Oak Island Lighthouse Official
Henderson Fire Station and Municipal Building
Henderson Fire Station and Municipal Building is a historic fire station and city hall located at Henderson, Vance County, North Carolina. The fire station was built in 1908, and is a two-story, the city hall section was added in 1928, and is a one-story, L-shaped brick structure. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978 and it is located in the Henderson Central Business Historic District
Guilford College is a small liberal arts college in Greensboro, North Carolina. Guilford has both traditional students and students who attend its Center for Continuing Education, Guilford College is the only Quaker-founded college in the southeastern United States. Opening in 1837 as New Garden Boarding School, the became a four-year liberal arts college in 1888. Levi Coffin, a well-known abolitionist and political dissenter grew up on the land, the woods of New Garden, which still exist on campus today, were used as a meeting point for the Underground Railroad in the 19th century, run by Coffin. Guilford competes as an NCAA Division III as an Old Dominion Athletic Conference member, the school has won five national championships, including the 1973 NAIA mens basketball title, the 1981 NAIA womens tennis title and the 1989,2002 and 2005 mens golf titles. In the past decade, Guilfords Bryan Series has brought many speakers to the campus. Past speakers have included Desmond Tutu, Mikhail Gorbachev, Colin Powell, Madeleine Albright, Bill Clinton, Tony Blair, Ken Burns, Mary Robinson, David McCullough, and Toni Morrison.
The 2008–09 Bryan Series lecturers were Khaled Hosseini, Christiane Amanpour and James Rubin, Salman Rushdie, the 2009–10 lecturers were Garry Trudeau, Paul Krugman, Anna Deavere Smith, David Gregory, and Yo-Yo Ma. Every summer, the hosts the five-week-long Eastern Music Festival. Each year, EMF features more than 70 concerts and music-related events on-, the largest campus-wide event of the year is Serendipity, held annually in the spring. It began in 1972 as a replacement to the somewhat antiquated May Day festivities, and has featured games, musical performances, and general mayhem. During its peak in the late 1980s and early 1990s, the festival was attended by Guilford students and alumni. Despite the fact that Serendipity is considered by alum to be a hallmark of the Guilford experience, as of December 2014, following concerns expressed by the interim Dean of Students Jenn Agor about music festival culture, school officials have begun to discuss to possibility of discontinuing the tradition.
This has led to a sizable student backlash, the dispute over Serendipity is indicative of the tensions between the very liberal student body and its more conservative administration. Con This event has been occurring annually since 2001, Major guests include a host of webcomic creators and wrock bands. The most recent Con, held February 10–12,2012, attracted around 300 attendees, peak attendance has been around 500 people. Long time high school Athletic Director and football coach, member of the New Jersey Coaches Hall of Fame. Tony Womack,1992, Major League Baseball player David M. Dobson, David Hammond, notable director, is a Theater Studies Professor at Guilford
National Register of Historic Places
The National Register of Historic Places is the United States federal governments official list of districts, buildings and objects deemed worthy of preservation. The passage of the National Historic Preservation Act in 1966 established the National Register, of the more than one million properties on the National Register,80,000 are listed individually. The remainder are contributing resources within historic districts, each year approximately 30,000 properties are added to the National Register as part of districts or by individual listings. For most of its history the National Register has been administered by the National Park Service and its goals are to help property owners and interest groups, such as the National Trust for Historic Preservation, coordinate and protect historic sites in the United States. While National Register listings are mostly symbolic, their recognition of significance provides some financial incentive to owners of listed properties, protection of the property is not guaranteed.
During the nomination process, the property is evaluated in terms of the four criteria for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places, the application of those criteria has been the subject of criticism by academics of history and preservation, as well as the public and politicians. Occasionally, historic sites outside the proper, but associated with the United States are listed. Properties can be nominated in a variety of forms, including individual properties, historic districts, the Register categorizes general listings into one of five types of properties, site, building, or object. National Register Historic Districts are defined geographical areas consisting of contributing and non-contributing properties, some properties are added automatically to the National Register when they become administered by the National Park Service. These include National Historic Landmarks, National Historic Sites, National Historical Parks, National Military Parks/Battlefields, National Memorials, on October 15,1966, the Historic Preservation Act created the National Register of Historic Places and the corresponding State Historic Preservation Offices.
Initially, the National Register consisted of the National Historic Landmarks designated before the Registers creation, approval of the act, which was amended in 1980 and 1992, represented the first time the United States had a broad-based historic preservation policy. To administer the newly created National Register of Historic Places, the National Park Service of the U. S. Department of the Interior, hartzog, Jr. established an administrative division named the Office of Archeology and Historic Preservation. Hartzog charged OAHP with creating the National Register program mandated by the 1966 law, ernest Connally was the Offices first director. Within OAHP new divisions were created to deal with the National Register, the first official Keeper of the Register was William J. Murtagh, an architectural historian. During the Registers earliest years in the late 1960s and early 1970s, organization was lax and SHPOs were small and underfunded. A few years in 1979, the NPS history programs affiliated with both the U. S.
National Parks system and the National Register were categorized formally into two Assistant Directorates. Established were the Assistant Directorate for Archeology and Historic Preservation and the Assistant Directorate for Park Historic Preservation, from 1978 until 1981, the main agency for the National Register was the Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service of the United States Department of the Interior. In February 1983, the two assistant directorates were merged to promote efficiency and recognize the interdependency of their programs, jerry L. Rogers was selected to direct this newly merged associate directorate
National Historic Landmark
A National Historic Landmark is a building, object, site, or structure that is officially recognized by the United States government for its outstanding historical significance. Of over 85,000 places listed on the countrys National Register of Historic Places, a National Historic Landmark District may include contributing properties that are buildings, sites or objects, and it may include non-contributing properties. Contributing properties may or may not be separately listed, prior to 1935, efforts to preserve cultural heritage of national importance were made by piecemeal efforts of the United States Congress. The first National Historic Site designation was made for the Salem Maritime National Historic Site on March 17,1938. In 1960, the National Park Service took on the administration of the data gathered under this legislation. Because listings often triggered local preservation laws, legislation in 1980 amended the procedures to require owner agreement to the designations. On October 9,1960,92 properties were announced as designated NHLs by Secretary of the Interior Fred A.
Seaton, more than 2,500 NHLs have been designated. Most, but not all, are in the United States, there are NHLs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Three states account for nearly 25 percent of the nations NHLs, three cities within these states all separately have more NHLs than 40 of the 50 states. In fact, New York City alone has more NHLs than all but five states, California, Massachusetts, there are 74 NHLs in the District of Columbia. Some NHLs are in U. S. commonwealths and territories, associated states, and foreign states. There are 15 in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and other U. S. commonwealths and territories,5 in U. S. -associated states such as Micronesia, over 100 ships or shipwrecks have been designated as NHLs. About half of the National Historic Landmarks are privately owned, the National Historic Landmarks Program relies on suggestions for new designations from the National Park Service, which assists in maintaining the landmarks. A friends group of owners and managers, the National Historic Landmark Stewards Association, works to preserve, protect, if not already listed on the National Register of Historic Places, an NHL is automatically added to the Register upon designation.
About three percent of Register listings are NHLs, american Water Landmark List of U. S
National Military Park
The designation applies to sites where historic battles were fought on American soil during the armed conflicts that shaped the growth and development of the United States. There are 11 National Battlefields, nine National Military Parks, four National Battlefield Parks, the National Park Service does not distinguish among the four designations in terms of their preservation or management policies. In 1890, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park was the first such site created by Congress, originally these sites were maintained by the War Department, but were transferred to the National Park Service on August 10,1933. The different designations appear to represent Congressional attitudes at the time of authorization of each individual site, only Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site, which is small, still bears that designation, others have since been redesignated. As with all areas in the National Park System, these battle sites are automatically listed on the National Register of Historic Places
Durham, North Carolina
Durham is a city in the U. S. state of North Carolina. It is the county seat of Durham County, though portions extend into Wake County in the east, the U. S. Census Bureau estimated the citys population to be 251,893 as of July 1,2014. Durham is the core of the four-county Durham-Chapel Hill Metropolitan Area and it is the home of Duke University and North Carolina Central University, and is one of the vertices of the Research Triangle area. The Eno and the Occoneechi, related to the Sioux and the Shakori and they may have established a village named Adshusheer on the site. The Great Indian Trading Path has been traced through Durham, and Native Americans helped to mold the area by establishing settlements, in 1701, Durhams beauty was chronicled by the English explorer John Lawson, who called the area the flower of the Carolinas. During the mid-1700s, Scots and English colonists settled on land granted to George Carteret by King Charles I, early settlers built gristmills, such as West Point, and worked the land.
Prior to the American Revolution, frontiersmen in what is now Durham were involved in the Regulator movement, according to legend, Loyalist militia cut Cornwallis Road through this area in 1771 to quell the rebellion. Later, William Johnston, a shopkeeper and farmer, made Revolutionaries munitions, served in the Provincial Capital Congress in 1775. Large plantations, Hardscrabble and Leigh among them, were established in the antebellum period, by 1860, Stagville Plantation lay at the center of one of the largest plantation holdings in the South. There were free African-Americans in the area as well, including several who fought in the Revolutionary War and this road, eventually followed by US Route 70, was the major east-west route in North Carolina from colonial times until the construction of interstate highways. Steady population growth and an intersection with the road connecting Roxboro and Fayetteville made the area near this site suitable for a US Post Office, Durhams location is a result of the needs of the 19th century railroad industry.
The wood-burning steam locomotives of the time had to frequently for wood and water. Eventually a railway depot was established on land donated by Bartlett S. Durham in 1849, sherman occupied the nearby state capital of Raleigh during the American Civil War. The last formidable Confederate Army in the South, commanded by General Joseph E. Johnston, was headquartered in Greensboro 50 miles to the west. After the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia by Gen. Robert E. Lee at Appomattox, Virginia on April 9,1865, fortunately for Durham, its future had nothing to do with 19th-century politics. As both armies passed through Durham and surrounding Piedmont communities, they confiscated the areas Brightleaf Tobacco, the community of Durham Station grew slowly before the Civil War, but expanded rapidly following the war. Much of this attributed to the establishment of a thriving tobacco industry. Veterans returned home after the war, with an interest in acquiring more of the tobacco they had sampled in North Carolina
Wilkesboro, North Carolina
Wilkesboro is a town in and the county seat of Wilkes County, North Carolina. The population was 3,413 at the 2010 census, the town is located along the south bank of the Yadkin River, directly opposite the town of North Wilkesboro. Wilkesboro is the home of the annual MerleFest festival, Wilkesboro was founded in 1800 and quickly designated as the county seat. The town is atop a low, broad ridge which runs for over a mile along the south bank of the Yadkin River. The oak was located behind the old Wilkes County courthouse, during the American Civil War many of Wilkesboros residents remained loyal to the Union and opposed the Confederacy. In March 1865 General George Stoneman, a Union cavalry leader, shortly after the war ended, Tom Dula, a Confederate veteran, was tried and hanged for the murder of his fiancee, Laura Foster. Many people were convinced that one of Dulas jealous ex-girlfriends murdered Foster, Dulas story was turned into a top-selling ballad in 1958 by the Kingston Trio, the song was entitled Hang Down Your Head, Tom Dooley.
The story was turned into a 1959 movie starring Michael Landon as Dula. Wilkesboro is served by the Wilkes County Schools system, most of Wilkesboros high school students attend Wilkes Central High School, it is located in the adjacent community of Moravian Falls. Wilkes Early College, based at Wilkes Community College, and one school, Bridges Charter School in State Road, North Carolina. Wilkesboro is the home of Wilkes Community College, a public, the colleges enrollment is typically around 3,500 students. Wilkesboro is served by media sources based in nearby North Wilkesboro. The Wilkes Journal-Patriot is Wilkes Countys largest and oldest newspaper and is published three times per week, the Record of Wilkes is published weekly. Wilkesboro is served by the larger Winston-Salem Journal out of Winston-Salem, Wilkes Countys two largest radio stations are broadcast from North Wilkesboro, WKBC-FM broadcasts Adult Contemporary and WKBC broadcasts American Country music. Wilkesboros largest industry is the Tyson Foods poultry processing plant, it is one of the largest poultry plants east of the Mississippi River, the town contains several textile and furniture factories.
Carolina West Wireless is based in Wilkesboro, lowes has a satellite corporate office in Wilkesboro. The company employs approximately 2,000 people at its campus in Wilkesboro, MerleFest North Wilkesboro Speedway W. Kerr Scott Dam and Reservoir Chang and Eng Bunker, the original Siamese twins, they were popular entertainers in Asia and North America. In the 1850s they settled near Wilkesboro, adopted the town as their home, zach Galifianakis, a popular stand-up comedian and character actor
The Heck-Andrews House was finished in 1870 and was one of the first houses in Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina to be constructed after the American Civil War. It is located at 309 North Blount Street, appleget for Mrs. Mattie Heck, the wife of Colonel Jonathan McGee Heck. It is on the National Register of Raleigh Historic Property, the house has a dramatic central tower capped with a convex mansard roof with a balustrade. The central part of the 2 1/2-story, Second Empire style frame dwelling is enclosed with a mansard roof with patterned slate. The house was owned by the Heck family until 1916 and was sold to A. B. Andrews, in 1948, Andrews heir sold the house to Julia Russell. The North Carolina government bought the house in 1987 planning to refurbish the structure, the exterior refurbishment was completed, however the State sold the house to the North Carolina Association of Realtors in January 2016 who plan on using it as an office building. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972, an Architectural and Historical Inventory of Raleigh, North Carolina.
Raleigh, City of Raleigh Planning Department and The Raleigh Historic Properties Commission,1978, Raleigh, A Capital City, A National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary—Heck-Andrews House Raleigh Historic Development Commission page on Heck-Andrews House