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for Carolina Country Vol. 35 Issue 6, June 2003
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Located in Bertie County, four miles west of Windsor, Hope Plantation offers glimpses of late 18th- and 19th-century in eastern North Carolina as well as the life of its original owner, former North Carolina governor David Stone. The plantation’s centerpiece is the 1803 mansion, an architectural combination of Federal and Georgian architecture. June 14 is Hope Plantation’s 200th birthday and a special event will feature stories from descendants and former plantation residents.
The North Carolina State Grange, at work since the 1870s, continues its commitment to improving the quality of rural life through community service, legislative activities and youth leadership programs. The State Grange recently made a case that rural North Carolina and farm families in particular, are going through an economic depression. This article discusses some of their hardships and how Hyde County farmers are expanding their market.
Wilson Daughtry grows Mattamuskeet Sweet Onions at his Hyde County farm, Alligator River Growers, in eastern North Carolina’s “blacklands”. The flavor and texture of this sweet onion variety depends on the climate, weather and peat soil near Lake Mattamuskeet. The onion is high in demand due to its short growth period in June and July.
North Carolina hosts more military bases than any other state, including the Army’s Fort Bragg and the Air Force’s Pope Air Force Base. The electric system at the military bases is powered by Sandhills Utility Services, a utility company formed by four Touchstone Energy cooperatives. This article discusses how the electricity system was designed and developed, and the special electric requirements of military operations.