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for Carolina Country Vol. 41 Issue 11, Nov 2009
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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.
On September 1, 2009, North Carolina enacted a new state law banning plastic bags from many retailers on the Outer Banks in a pilot program that may expand to the entire state. The law requires retailers to stop giving out plastic bags, and instead offer customers recycled paper bags and incentives for them to bring in their own reusable bags. As the Outer Banks implement the new system, they are finding that paper bags are more expensive and may be less environmentally desirable than plastic bags.
The Shiloh Methodist Church is located near Troy in Montgomery County, North Carolina. There are no records when the first congregation was organized, but it is believed that in 1836 a log church was moved to this location from Shiloh Springs. In 1883 a new building was constructed and the old log building was used for a school.