Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Carolina Country Vol. 42 Issue 9, Sept 2010
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Sandhills Utility Services was formed by four North Carolina electric cooperatives to run the electric power system for Fort Bragg, Pope Air Force Base and Camp Mackall. Once the nation’s base realignment is complete, the Fort Bragg area population could grow by over forty-thousand military personnel, civilian employees and residents.
North Carolina’s largest solar electric installation at a public school brings power to the grid and lessons to Cherokee County students. The rural school system is focusing on energy conservation and renewable energy production as ways to fill gaps in its education budget. Martins Creek School is the first school in the county to install solar power arrays, funded by Solar Energy Initiatives.
Caraway Alpacas is one of the fifty-five North Carolina member farms on the Carolina Alpaca Breeders and Owners list. These farms are registered to own and breed alpacas, known for their luxurious fibers and fleece. The owners of Caraway Alpacas, near Asheboro, discuss the history and process of raising alpacas in North Carolina.
In 2008, Ken Burkel and other members of the Clemmons Rotary Club in Forsyth County launched a program to heighten public awareness for the need for organ and tissue donors in North Carolina. The program created roadside billboards and recently partnered with the North Carolina Trucking Association to display custom banners of organ recipients and donor families.
Ziplining offers travelers a way to take an aerial view of North Carolina’s natural scenic beauty. About a dozen zipline attractions have been built in the last few years in the state. This article provides a list and descriptions of eleven zipline canopy tours offered in western North Carolina.