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for Carolina Country Vol. 10 Issue 3, Mar 1978
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Three winter storms hit North Carolina in January, leaving a swath of destruction and thousands of citizens without electricity. This article features interviews with work crews repairing storm damage in the service area of Randolph Electric Membership Corporation in Asheboro during the second of January’s severe ice storms. Randolph County experienced the costliest damages, and is requesting disaster relief funds.
A North Carolina State University study examined bulk curers on twenty-four farms in Red Springs of Robeson County to determine whether a load control program would adversely affect tobacco production and farmers’ attitudes. The study found that tobacco is completely unharmed when cured in bulk barns where the fans are automatically turned off for brief periods when demand for electricity is highest.
Energy has been important in the development of North Carolina’s quarter-billion-dollar swine industry. Specialists with the North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service discuss energy efficiency and conservation in the hog industry.