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When Nash Community College started its Electric Lineman Technology two-year degree program in 1998, the state became home to the second such program in the country. Kansas was first. The 64-credit-hour degree enhances the lineman's communication, technical, and safety skills.
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Farmers' markets provide customers fresh produce and give small farmers an outlet for their crops. The four state-owned regional markets - Asheville, Charlotte, Greensboro, and Raleigh - generate $140 million annually. The figure doubles when revenues from smaller markets is added.
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Organized by farmers in 1888 in Siler City for the purpose of buying, selling, and exchanging goods and farm products, the Farmers Alliance Store is still in business, although changed over time. Citizens have petitioned the state to create a downtown historic district and to place a historical marker in the store, which is Siler City's oldest operating business.
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Overhunting and increasing human population brought about the decline of the wild turkey across the country from millions to around 30,000 at the start of the 20th-century. The National Wild Turkey Federation sponsors Target 2000, a project that seeks to restore the wild turkey nationwide by the year 2000. By April, 1999, the state's wild turkey population will reach 100,000, with habitats in all 100 counties.
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In 1837, Mike Harmon's ancestor, James Cash Goodwin, left England to seek his fortune in America as a weaver. His ship sank, but he saved his family's weaving patterns. Today Harmon is a sixth generation weaver, continuing a weaving tradition of over two centuries. The Buffalo Creek Weavers in Ashe County weave bedspreads on a century-old loom. The rare colonial patterns on the spreads date back to the early 1700s.
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The southern coastland region of North Carolina is the land of pork, tobacco, seafood, grapevines, and water activities on rivers, lakes, sounds and ocean. Gannon describes four places to visit: the Cliffs of the Neuse State Park in Wayne County; the Ingram Planetarium in Brunswick County; Poplar Grove Plantation in Pender County; and Camp Lejeune in Onslow County.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 38 Issue 4, Apr 2006, p69-73, il Periodical Website
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In 1933, the nation was in the midst of the Great Depression. One of President Franklin Roosevelt's plans to get people back to work was the National Industry Recovery Act of 1933. The act established the Subsistence Homesteads Division in the Interior Department. The purpose was to create towns that would help farmers and industrial workers by moving families to homestead farming communities and planned mill towns. Penderlea, in Pender County, was the first homestead farm project in the nation. Gannon describes the building of Penderlea, what life was like there, and what the town is like in 2007.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 39 Issue 2, Feb 2007, p14-15, il Periodical Website
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Jason Michael Carroll is a rising country music star from Youngsville. He has two hit albums, five hit singles, performs in large and small venues across the country, and has been opening act for some of country music's biggest stars.
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The historic city of Winston-Salem offers a wide variety of activities and attractions for the tourist from historic buildings and crafts, to modern art museums and wineries.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 44 Issue 4, Apr 2012, p52-53, map, f Periodical Website
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Gannon takes readers on a tour of the state's gold mining area in the southern Piedmont. Gold discovered there in 1799 triggered the first gold rush in the nation fifty years before the famous California strike. Other areas to explore include Badin Lake, Lake Tillery, Morrow Mountain State Park, and the Uwharrie National Forest.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 45 Issue 4, Apr 2013, p52-53, il Periodical Website
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This Yadkin Valley region offers a number of activities to visitors. There are thirty-six wineries in the region and Surry County, with twelve, is considered the heart of the region. The article lists a number of them. There are small towns like Mt. Airy that have interesting shops and restaurants and there are activities for outdoor enthusiasts.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 45 Issue 4, Apr 2013, p54-55, il Periodical Website
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Since 1970, when the last setter took top honors, pointers have dominated the national field trial circuit. Now Ida O Priscilla, an English setter born in Kernersville in 1993, seeks to return glory to setterdom. A winner of the North Carolina Open Quail Championship and the Tar Heel Open Championship, Ida O narrowly missed winning the national championship in 1998. With five years of competition remaining, Ida O Priscilla's future is bright.
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The ski season in North Carolina usually lasts from November until late March or early April, depending on conditions. The North Carolina mountains have the highest elevation in the South, receive abundant snowfall, and ski areas have the latest snowmaking capabilities to completely cover the slopes. This guide highlights seven popular ski resorts in the western region, and provides statistics and a description of their services.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 43 Issue 1, Jan 2011, p14-15, il, por Periodical Website
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Among hundreds of festivals held across North Carolina, most celebrate products grown on the farm or caught off the coast. This article provides a list and descriptions of festivals co-sponsored by North Carolina’s Touchstone Energy cooperatives, occurring throughout the year. The list begins with the North Carolina Turkey Festival, starting on September 8.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 39 Issue 9, Sept 2007, p14-16, por Periodical Website
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The Pisgah Covered Bridge is a cultural and historic structure that crosses over the Little River, and is one of the few remaining covered bridges in North Carolina. But in a torrential rainstorm on August 9, 2003, the river rose fourteen feet above normal and tore apart the bridge. The North Carolina Zoological Society in Asheboro is raising money to rebuild the bridge and its surrounding area.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 35 Issue 12, Dec 2003, p20-21, il, por Periodical Website