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for Carolina Country Vol. 16 Issue 11, Nov 1984
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Thurman F. Nance of Lee County is known as the “admiral” of Jordan Lake, where he operates a lakeside boat rental service. Nance was active in efforts to develop the New Hope Dam and helped create the reservoir during the 1950s. Since the opening of Jordan Lake Rentals in 1982, Nance’s business has grown steadily into a year-round operation.
North Carolina’s Electric Membership spent the past two years conducting feasibility studies of several highly-rated potential hydroelectric power sites across the state. The studies concluded that no hydro projects were worthy of development because the benefit-to-cost ratios were too small. Several issues involved high interest rates, technical difficulties and environmental concerns.
Jane Long of Cary has won the blue ribbon for best quilt in the show at the North Carolina State Fair for the fourth year in a row. Her latest winning entry, an original design, shows an Amish influence, with quilting done in black thread. This article discusses Long’s quilting techniques, patterns, and materials.