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pagerbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:04 PM
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Post something terrific about North Carolina
...motherland to Pagerbear.
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Catholic Sensation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:04 PM
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1. i live there
Edited on Thu May-06-04 10:04 PM by Neo Progressive
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chaska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:09 PM
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2. Ashville!!!
A bastion of sanity in the south. I'm from SC.
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Nalgenelover Snort Donating Member (46 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 10:47 AM
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46. Ooooh!
Edited on Fri May-07-04 10:50 AM by Nalgenelover Snort
Me too! I go to college here.

A DUer right down the street... wow. Exciting.

Edit: Oh, wait... did you mean you moved here from SC, or you visit here occasionally?
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Sequoia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 03:36 PM
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52. The Biltmore Estate in Asheville and the Pisgah National Forest
and the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Cherokee Nation, YEAH!
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phaseolus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:09 PM
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3. Carolina pulled pork barbecue.
...with hush puppies and honey, of course, and sweet tea. Southern buffet food.

I gain five pounds every time they send me South...
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:13 PM
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5. Beat me to it!
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pagerbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 10:33 AM
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45. I must have some
....every time I go back for a visit! My mum knows this.
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dweller Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:12 PM
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4. Jesse Helms
has retired, no longer in office, we are free at last.

'course we have Liddy Dole now. Win some, lose some.
dp
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:14 PM
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6. Chapel Hill
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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:10 PM
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29. Beat me to it!
In the summer of 2001, I drove 600 miles to Chapel Hill to attend Sleazefest. God, what a blast! :bounce:
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:14 PM
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7. Also
. . . motherland to Lex.

Home to Senator John Edwards, our next Vice President!

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VelmaD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:21 PM
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8. DarkPhenyx...
short bus president, and dolo_amber all live there. :)
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:22 PM
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10. Ahem.... So do I
I live in the Commie County of Orange. :D

Just got back from the Dem Leadership Meeting.

People are fired up!
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VelmaD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:23 PM
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12. Dangit I just knew...
I was leaving someone out. Sorry. :hug:
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:27 PM
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14. Hey, We all belong
:hug:
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dweller Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:31 PM
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15. Small town
;)

good neighbors.
dp
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:39 PM
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22. Absolutely!
:hi:

We really should meet up sometime.
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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 05:16 PM
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53. I live there too...
..
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:21 PM
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9. Isn't the Blue Ridge Parrkway there?
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:22 PM
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11. Yes it is,
The beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway. In Virginia, it's called Skyline Drive.
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LostInAnomie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:25 PM
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13. Petey Pablo
wants you to raise up, take your shirt off, and then proceed to twist it around your head like a helicopter.

That ain't too bad.
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Insider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 10:15 AM
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43. ROFL
well all RIGHT now. ROFLMAO (i forgot that one) oh yeah
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LibertyorDeath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:31 PM
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16. It's better than South Carolina

Well it is...
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Viking12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:31 PM
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17. I've never been there...
Edited on Thu May-06-04 10:31 PM by Viking12
...I'm sure some people would think that's pretty damned terrific!
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:33 PM
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19. You'll just have to come for a visit.
To the beach or to the mountains. It's beautiful here.
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camero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:33 PM
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18. Black Mountain
eom
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:34 PM
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20. Black Mountain rocks!
My favorite jeweler ever is there.

http://www.visionsofcreation.com/
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camero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:43 PM
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24. It's also one of only two mountains
I ever smoked my brakes on in a rig. And that was because of the Swiftie idiot going 5mph in front of me. Big company drivers are scared to death of all mountains...lol
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:47 PM
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25. Hey, I can imagine that.
Mt Airy :scared: the crap out of me once. We came down the mountian in an ice storm..... in the middle of the night. :scared: :scared:

Lucklily the salt truck was out. Me and about 10 other cars followed him down the mountain. :scared.
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camero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 02:56 PM
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49. snow and ice I can imagine I crawl then too
But when it's dry that's a different story. That guy was a scaredy cat all the way around
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Gildor Inglorion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:37 PM
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21. The Great Smoky Mountains....
Murphy, Cherokee, and Asheville, whence my North Georgia ancestors emigrated in 1848. The southern Appalachians - truly God's country.
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Beaker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:41 PM
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23. it's not as far south as south carolina.
that's about the best i can do for it...
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SW FL Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:55 PM
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26. Beautiful mountains, clean air and good beaches
I was born there and went to graduate school in NC.
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soleft Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:59 PM
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27. There's a stuffed alligator in the Raleigh museum
scared the crap out of me when I was a kid.
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CO Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:08 PM
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28. South Of The Border - World's Best Tourist Trap!!!!
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chaska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 12:06 AM
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34. ...is in SC, not NC.
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CO Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 08:32 AM
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37. You're Right
But their billboards are all over North Carolina.

My favorite is the one with a picture of a huge hot dog that says:

"You Never Sausage a Place
You're Always a Weiner at
SOUTH OF THE BORDER"

:-)
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CrownPrinceBandar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:32 PM
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30. The Outer Banks .............
Spent two weeks a year there every summer as a kid with my family. Miss it desperately. Pretty tourist-y now.
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patriotvoice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:50 PM
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31. Mountains, hills, plains, forests, and ocean...
... all within a 5 hour drive, border to border.
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Endangered Specie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:59 PM
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32. NCSU, nuff said.
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phillybri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 08:59 AM
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39. The Wolfpack, baby!!!
:yourock:
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richmwill Donating Member (972 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 12:02 AM
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33. Ric Flair
Whoooooo!!!!!
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DoNotRefill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 12:07 AM
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35. It's not West Virginia...
'nuff said.
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Lithos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 12:09 AM
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36. My wife is there
At least for one more night, then she comes home!

:)
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regularguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 08:54 AM
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38. The Soap Shack
Located in "Little Switzerland".
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skippysmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 09:29 AM
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40. We've got three really good friends
who live in Durham and Wilmington.

Spent a week there last fall. Beautiful scenery in Asheville and on the coast. The Triangle is a pretty cool place too.
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BlackVelvetElvis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 09:50 AM
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41. Doc Watson
Anything about scenery (mountains/coastline) would be superfluous.
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 03:06 PM
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50. Love his voice
not to mention his guitar playing.
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BelleCarolinaPeridot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 10:09 AM
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42. I'm from there and we have great Barbecue
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Insider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 10:23 AM
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44. Capel Family Basketball
little jeff:
Capel enjoyed a stellar prep and college playing career as a point guard. At South View High School in Fayetteville, N.C., he earned all-conference and all-state honors as a sophomore, junior and senior for coach Ron Miller. As a senior in 1993, he averaged 23.8 points, 5.1 rebounds and 7.7 assists per game, guiding South View to the a 31-1 record and the state championship. He ended his career as the schools career leader in point (2,066), rebounds (668) and assists (633). After his senior season, he was chosen North Carolina and Gatorade State Player of the Year, earned All-America honors, and participated in the U.S. Olympic Festival.

He then went on to Duke University, where he was a four-year starter for the Blue Devils. As a freshman, he earned honorable mention All-ACC freshman honors, helping the team to the NCAA Championship game. He earned honorable mention All-ACC honors twice, and was a third-team All-ACC selection as a junior. Capel finished his career with 1,601 points, 433 assists and 220 three-point field goals. He ranks in Dukes top 10 in a host of categories, including minutes played, three-point field goal percentage, three-point field goals made, and assists. He also earned ACC All-Academic honors as a senior in 1997. After graduating from Duke, he played professional basketball for three years, in both France and the CBA, before making the move into college coaching.

Jeffs brother, Jason, played college basketball at the University of North Carolina, and his father, Jeff Jr., was a college head coach for 13 years, including eight years at Old Dominion.
http://vcurams.vcu.edu/pjs_mbb.html

big jeff:
He spent only one season at N.C. A&T State University, but in that season he led the Aggies to the NCAA tournament and took No. 1 seed and eventual national champion Arkansas to the limit. The Aggies knocked off Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference-favorite Coppin State in the conference tournament to earn a spot in the 1994 NCAA tournament.

His first college head-coaching position came at his alma mater Fayetteville State. He left his assistant coaching job at Wake Forest to take over a Broncos team that had won 25 games combined over the previous three seasons. The Broncos won seven games in Capels first season and 14 in his second season. By year three, the Broncos were 22-8. They went 21-9 the following year.

PERSONAL/MISCELLANEOUS
Married to Jerry CapelTwo Children: Felton Jeffrey Capel III, 28, Jason Capel, 23Graduated from Southern Pines Pinecrest in 1970Spent four years (1971-75) in the ArmySaid it changed his life because it taught him discipline and gave him structure. It taught him a lot about growing upHe played two seasons at Fayetteville State (71, 75)Played basketball and baseball in high schoolWorked at Pinecrest as a volunteer coach from 1978-79Coached wrestling, baseball and junior varsity football before becoming the head basketball coach in 1980Was recently inducted into the Pinecrest High School Athletic Hall of Fame.
http://www.nba.com/nbdl/coaches/jeff_capel.html

jason:
AT CAROLINA
One of the best all-around performers in the country Is one of 50 preseason candidates for the Wooden Award, which is presented by the Los Angeles Athletic Club to the National Player of the Year Should be one of the top leaders on and off the court this year Has played in 95 games as a Tar Heel Averaged 11.1 points and 6.2 rebounds per game in his first three seasons Has scored in double figures 58 times and grabbed 10 or more rebounds 15 times Has 11 career double-doubles and one career triple-double Produced the 18th ACC and second Carolina triple-double in history on Dec. 17, 2000, when he had 16 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists at home vs. Buffalo Is 10th all-time at Carolina in free throw percentage at .823 Improved his assist-to-turnover ratio of 2.1 to 1 last year (was 1.0 to 1 as a freshman and 1.1 to 1 as a sophomore) Has scored 1,058 points and is 48th in Tar Heel history in scoring Is fifth all-time at UNC in three-point field goal percentage at .402 and is ninth at UNC with 111 three-point goals.
http://tarheelblue.collegesports.com/sports/m-baskbl/mt...
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 10:49 AM
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47. James Taylor
okay, he wasn't born here, but he grew up here and he wrote "Going to Carolina in My Mind" about North Carolina.


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Insider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 02:12 PM
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48. Little Ava Gardner (viewer discretion is advised)
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BlackVelvetElvis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 05:20 PM
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54. I still can't believe she married Mickey Rooney
Drop dead gorgeous!!!
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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 05:24 PM
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55. Have you been to the Ava Gardner Museum?
It's in Smithfield.

http://www.avagardner.org/
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 03:35 PM
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51. The Dismal Swamp




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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 05:26 PM
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56. Not Nearly As Many People Are Without Electricity In NC As In Ohio.
Isn't that terrific??
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 05:31 PM
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57. Ashville artists
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livetohike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 05:40 PM
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58. Sanitary Restaurant
in Morehead City. The way the Outer Banks used to be (25+ years ago).

The Neuse River, Jones State Park, azaleas, pine forests, Atlantic Beach, Carolina Beach......oh, I love North Carolina. :-)
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oddtext Donating Member (268 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-08-04 10:30 PM
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59. ASHEVILLE!
it took 50+ posts to mention ASHEVILLE -- the Paris of the South!!!

radically progressive and refreshing, also stupidly conservative with the billy graham center and other mountain preecher-skreechers from back in the hollars -- it's like yugoslavia in the mid 90s around here for cryin' out loud.

but it's always beautiful.
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