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28529
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Last summer, nine youths from the North Carolina Youth Conservation Corps helped to clear forest trails in Uwharrie National Forest near Asheboro. NCYCC crews have put in hundreds of hours to improve and expand access to North Carolina’s protected natural areas since the program was created in 2013. The program also mentors youth, focusing especially on those who are neither in school nor working through the Opportunity Youth Service Initiatives. The benefits the group provides the state and the positive work the group has done for its youth are detailed.
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28503
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North Carolina’s electric cooperatives have channeled $52 million to more than 100 projects across the state since the Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant (REDLG) program began in 1989. The REDLG program provides rural utilities with grants and zero-interest loans to directly fund local projects that create and retain employment in the communities they serve. One recent example was the $995,00 grant to the Gunn Memorial Public Library in Caswell County.
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Recycling plastic bottles creates jobs for North Carolinians. Several recycling centers across the state turn old bottles into fabric fibers. The fibers can be used for a variety of products including t-shirts and car seat covers. The bottles are in such high demand that the Carolinas Plastics Recycling Council has started a campaign to increase the recycling of plastic bottles to support local manufacturers and businesses.
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28551
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North Carolina Electric Cooperatives attended the 75th annual meeting of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. North Carolina representatives discussed communication methods during storm-related outages, voltage management, and sound board governance.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 49 Issue 4, April 2017, p12-13, il, por Periodical Website
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North Carolina’s farmers markets are growing, to the benefit of local communities. North Carolina has the 10th most farmers’ markets per state in the country with over 250 local markets. The markets often fill a basic need for fresh produce, provide a connection to safer, healthier, locally sourced food, and have encouraged the growth of small farms. The markets also provide the benefit of increasing a sense of community in a town.
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30867
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In recent years, the need for energy storage has grown and sparked new efforts to find the better battery. The North Carolina Association of Electric Cooperatives and Four County Electric Membership Corporation are road testing plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). These cars use larger, more powerful lithium-ion batteries that can be charged overnight from a standard outlet.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 41 Issue 11, Nov 2009, p12-13, il, por Periodical Website
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30861
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Approximately half of the electricity distributed by North Carolina’s electric cooperatives comes from carbon-free nuclear power sources. In 1981, North Carolina’s electric cooperatives became a part owner of Catawba Nuclear Station in York County, South Carolina. Since then, the Catawba generating station has been considered one of the nation’s most efficient plants.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 41 Issue 8, Aug 2009, p12-13, il Periodical Website
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30985
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North Carolina’s electric utilities are including natural gas generation as a bigger part of resource plans, along with renewable energy and efficiency measures, in an effort to make up for delayed coal-fired and nuclear generation. This article discusses natural gas consumption in North Carolina, and bridging the gap between now and when advanced low-emissions power generation technologies become available in the future.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 40 Issue 8, Aug 2008, p10-11, il Periodical Website
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35239
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The student organization profiled that is standing strong against school violence: SAVE (Students Against Violence Everywhere). In Scott Gates' profile is the story behind its creation, reasons why student members joined this organization, and activities SAVE members engage in to curb violence in their schools.
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