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for Carolina Country Vol. 9 Issue 1, Jan 1977
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On January 12, the North Carolina General Assembly is expected to consider many critical, far-reaching issues. Among the issues are constitutional amendments granting the governor veto power and permitting gubernatorial succession, capital punishment, utilities reform, various reforms in the state’s criminal justice system, ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, and highway construction.
Surface mining can create severe erosion and environmental problems. With five mining companies extracting feldspar and mica from the mountainous soil, Mitchell County sought assistance from soil conservationists to address spreading erosion and land damage. Land restoration efforts are underway and incorporating scientific techniques and materials to return the topography to a natural balance.
Off-and-on operation of the fans on bulk tobacco barns can reduce the barns’ power consumption without damaging the tobacco or extending the time required to cure it. That conclusion was made from the results of field tests at tobacco farms across Eastern North Carolina.