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Vol. 8, No. 11
A Shoreline Community, Fine Knoll Shores, N.C.
New Zealand at Last
By Susan and Tommy Toms
The first sign we saw while driving on the left side of the road in New Zealand read, “Welcome to Queenstown, the Adven
ture Capital of the World.” It was quickly obvious this was not an exaggeration, just fact! While pondering the many highlights
of the trip, we decided to let one of our journal entries describe a typical few days of our travels in the South Island.
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Local Civil War
By Barbara Milhaven
North Carolina left the Union on
May 20, 1861, the 11th and last state
to secede and join the Confederacy.
Through much of the early part of the
Civil War and during the Union occu
pation of Beaufort and the surrounding
area, there was considerable sympathy
for the northern cause. It was, therefore,
very dangerous to show your loyalty for
the Confederacy, let alone be discovered
as a Confederate spy.
Many slaves became spies with the
hope of gaining their freedom, and we
know there was an active spy ring in
Carteret County made up of brave men
and women loyal to the secessionist
cause. Virtually nothing has been written
about slaves engaged in espionage and
not very much information is available
about local spies in the area and their
Two ladies, however, have gained
some fame for plying their feminine
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