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Muscadines have been cultivated in the country for centuries, and in North Carolina the muscadine grape industry has been on the rise since the 1970s. Muscadines are versatile and can be used in many ways--frozen, as juice, jelly and preserves, pies, wine, and smoothies. Recently the skins and seeds are being researched for their medicinal value. Whit Jones, retired NC Cooperative Extension horticulture agent, describes how individuals can grow them.
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McCallister recounts the life of Council Wooten of Lenoir County, whom many considered a renegade for some of his activities including petitioning the General Assembly to allow blacks to vote. Although it was illegal, Wooten and his wife Eliza taught their 500 slaves to read and write. He was a friend of Governors Ellis, Bragg, and Vance. The family plantation was destroyed during the Civil War, and he lost his citizenship, later restored by President Andrew Johnson. Wooten spent the last ten years of his life raising his orphaned grandson, James Yadkin Joyner, who grew up to be State Superintendent of Schools and namesake of East Carolina University's Joyner Library.
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In Western North Carolina, Jennifer Perkins, who owns Looking Glass Creamery with her husband, Andy, joined forces with other cheese producers, to create a new guide that helps visitors find people who make, serve, and sell local cheeses. Most of the stops are in Asheville and surrounding area. Three creamery stops on the tour have regular business hours and five are available to visit by appointment.
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The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (REPS), signed into law in 1997, sets standards and a schedule that electricity providers follow to add renewable energy to the resources they use to produce electricity. This article discusses the law and various strategies cooperatives are using to increase use of renewable resources.
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Sunset Beach is celebrating its 50th year. Miller describes the attractions of the beach, one being that the three-mile stretch of Sunset's sand, unlike other beach communities, has never had to resort to pumping sand to replenish it. The place began as a low-key, residential community planned by its founder, Mannon C. Gore, and it has pretty much remained that way. No structure can be higher than two stories.
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