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for Carolina Country Vol. 9 Issue 12, Dec 1977
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The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources has established an Office of Folklife Programs to revive an interest in our rich cultural heritage. A statewide Folklife Festival is being organized for June 1978, and will feature folk music, dancing, storytelling, food and craftsmanship. A program is also being developed to introduce public school students to traditional folk music through performances and discussions.
Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation in Lenoir, North Carolina has been chosen by the United States Department of Energy to operate one of the world’s two largest wind-powered electric generators. A wind turbine generator, with the capacity to furnish electric power for about five-hundred homes, will be built on Howard’s Knob in Watauga County. Research will investigate how the wind generator will affect the environment and surrounding community.
Dan Andrews of northern Harnett County has a substantial farm operation that has taken him down two separate routes of farming and forestry. Andrews grows soybeans, corn, tobacco and small grains on his farm, and manages one-thousand acres of timber for lumber. He also receives assistance in conservation practices from the Soil Conservation Service and the North Carolina Forest Service.