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On March 28, 1984, severe tornadoes swept through the Carolinas, cutting a 450-mile path of destruction. The storms were especially destructive in Eastern North Carolina. Homes were ripped apart; huge forests were leveled; forty-four people were killed; roads and fields were impassable in some areas; and tens of thousands of people were without power.
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31528
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Robert Williams of Maggie Valley invented a new type of solar collector which could help alleviate the problems of excessive cost and low efficiency. Williams and his family also own the Meadowbrook Resort, where a working model of his solar collector is atop one of the greenhouses. In this article, Williams describes his invention, the solar greenhouse, and the future of solar energy.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 12 Issue 6, June 1980, p8-9, il, por Periodical Website
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31541
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Jim Phillips runs a general store on Wolf Mountain in Jackson County, and lives alone on a farm forty-five miles from Waynesville. Phillips adopted two horses through the federal “Adopt-a-Horse” program, which allows wild horses to be transplanted from their native Western habitat to new homes throughout the country. This article discusses the horse adoption program and Phillips’ new horse companions.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 12 Issue 11, Nov 1980, p22, il, por Periodical Website
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31548
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Of the nearly three-hundred local directors that guide the individual electric cooperatives in North Carolina, only eight are women. This article profiles each of the women, discussing their background and contributions to decision-making. The eighth woman, Alice Edmondson Wilson, recently became the first woman elected to the board of Edgecombe-Martin County EMC.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 11 Issue 4, Apr 1979, p11-14, il, por Periodical Website
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31556
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Researchers at North Carolina State University are gathering data to assess the biomass and energy values of the South’s existing forests. Forest biomass is a proven fuel source that could have substantial impact on North Carolina’s energy problem. Several industries, such as textile and brick plants are already relying on wood for an energy source.
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31577
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The Pooletown Volunteer Fire Department “Threshers Reunion” was held on the Baxter Ribelin farm outside of Salisbury, North Carolina. The two-day festival featured hundreds of antiques and farm equipment showing the dramatic progress that has taken place on the farm in this century. The festival also helps to raise money for the volunteer fire department.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 10 Issue 11, Nov 1978, p14-15, il, por Periodical Website
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31549
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This article examines how women in the workforce are influencing both men and women psychologically. Women legislators in North Carolina discuss their experiences working in the male-dominated political arena, and how attitudes may or may not be changing. Patricia Williams shares her own personal observations as a woman playing the non-traditional role of professional engineer.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 11 Issue 5, May 1979, p16-20, il, por Periodical Website
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31546
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Women have become more prevalent in the job market, making up about forty-percent of the workforce in America. This article presents the stories of two North Carolina women who have succeeded in what was once considered male territory. Miriam G. Bailey is the District Conservationist in charge of Soil Conservation Service activities in Lee County, and Mary Garber has been a sportswriter for various North Carolina journals and newspapers since late World War Two.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 11 Issue 3, Mar 1979, p6-10, il, por Periodical Website