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7811
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In 1995, massive fish kills in the Neuse River focused national attention on the state, and the public demanded that the state clean up the waterways. In response to the outcry, Senator Marc Basnight of Dare County proposed an innovative and effective environmental initiative that is now known as the Clean Water Management Trust Fund. Basnight argued that the General Assembly should provide incentives and assistance to local governments, landowners, and others to protect and restore water quality. Holman examines what has been accomplished in the last decade. Grants from the fund have improved 142 wastewater collection and treatment systems and have funded 102 buffer, stream, and wetland restoration projects.
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Carteret County is the subject of this month's North Carolina magazine community profile. The county provides visitors with miles of beaches; historical sites, including Beaufort, the state's third-oldest town, and Fort Macon, a Civil War site; environmental attractions, including the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores; and water adventures, including diving, kayaking, and sailing. The county boasts a number of art galleries, fine restaurants, and shops. Tourism is a big driver of the economy as well as residential and commercial development that is fueled by high-end retirees and second-homeowners. Located just north of Beaufort, Open Grounds Farm, at 45,000 acres, is the largest farm east of the Mississippi River.
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North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 64 Issue 4, Apr 2006, p29-30, 33-34, 37-39, 41-42, 44, il
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7812
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Currently there are fifty-three wineries in the state, with ten more expected in 2006, and another twenty in 2007. State winemakers face a formidable array of challenges: Pierce's Disease, grape root borers, Ph factors, Supreme Court rulings, the weather, budgeting, and marketing. Still, 600,000 gallons of wine, valued at $34 million, were produced and sold in 2004, making the state the twelfth largest wine producer in the country. Vineyards and wineries create around 835 jobs and have an economic impact of $79 million.
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North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 64 Issue 4, Apr 2006, p14, 17,-19, 21-22, 24, 26, il
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7818
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Bird flu has not reached the United States yet, but experts predict that the disease will eventually come here. How prepared is the state government for such an outbreak? Among the steps North Carolina has taken are development of a pandemic influenza response plan; creation of the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response; and setting up seven regional response teams for early detection and response.
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North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 64 Issue 4, Apr 2006, p47
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7814
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A research study comparing diets of French and Americans revealed that the French had less heart disease than Americans. Wine, especially red wine containing resveratrol, was singled out as one of the most powerful antioxidants in combating heart disease. In 1999, a sample of muscadine wine from Dennis Vineyards was sent to Cornell University for testing. Cornell researchers discovered the wine had the fourth highest levels of the antioxidant resveratrol that they had ever tested.
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North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 64 Issue 4, Apr 2006, p20, il
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7815
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Virgil Smith is featured in NORTH CAROLINA magazine executive profile. He has thirty-five years in the newspaper business, beginning with a paper route and a job as a mailroom employee. Today he is both president and publisher of the 136-year-old ASHEVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES, the largest daily newspaper in Western North Carolina.
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North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 64 Issue 4, Apr 2006, p61-64, por
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Stanly County, situated in the Piedmont, is home to three wineries: Stony Mountain Vineyards, Dennis Vineyards, and Uwharrie Vineyards.
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North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 64 Issue 4, Apr 2006, p16, il