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for Carolina Country Vol. 47 Issue 8, August 2015
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Figs have grown on Ocracoke Island for over two-hundred years. The fruit is an important part of island history as well as family memories for Ocracoke residents.
This year’s Electric Cooperative Youth Tour in the nation’s capital offered 43 high school students a chance to see its landmarks. More than that, though, they were given an insider’s view of how the government works and the roles that electric cooperatives play in our lives.
Derek Triplett related the event that caused him and his sister to truly bond: a car accident that encouraged her to become one of his caregivers. It’s a bond that has endured for nearly two decades and came to include their respective children.
Hannah Miller related how one beach visitor was inspired to put groceries his fellow vacationers left behind to good use: to benefit those in need of food.
Historical events, whether it’s of the national or personal nature, were featured in the quintet of recollections that spanned from the depths of WWII to the 1970s. The historical event included in one story was the surrender of the Japanese in September 1945. As for personal historical significance, they ranged from a special wedding gift to acts of generosity that makes the belief in Southern Hospitality ring true.