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for Carolina Country Vol. 10 Issue 11, Nov 1978
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The North Carolina Association of Electric Cooperatives Women’s Committee annual fall workshop was held in Greensboro, October 10-11. The workshop featured energy industry speakers who discussed the basics of nuclear energy, rural power supply, and alternative energy sources. Sandra Plant, information officer for the controversial Clinch River Breeder Reactor project in Tennessee, discussed how the breeder operates and safety of nuclear power production.
Bob Timberlake of Lexington, North Carolina is known for his beautiful paintings of America’s “good side.” His watercolor painting, “Daisies,” is the official painting for the 25th anniversary of the national Keep America Beautiful campaign. Timberlake is also working to raise money for student art scholarships and awards for paintings which promote natural beautification.
The Pooletown Volunteer Fire Department “Threshers Reunion” was held on the Baxter Ribelin farm outside of Salisbury, North Carolina. The two-day festival featured hundreds of antiques and farm equipment showing the dramatic progress that has taken place on the farm in this century. The festival also helps to raise money for the volunteer fire department.
The song, “I Like Callin’ North Carolina Home,” became a statewide hit when it began airing as public service spots on radio and television stations in August, 1977. The song was put together by producer Chuck Blore and radio broadcaster Jim Heavner, and largely supported by the state’s government. Now an unofficial state slogan, the song proclaims that North Carolina is a great place to live because of the good people who help to make it that way.
Pine needlecraft is one of the ancient arts of basket weaving in North Carolina. Neta Bezalla of Randolph County teaches pine needlecraft courses at the Continuing Education Department of Montgomery Technical Institute in Troy. In this article, Bezalla describes pine needlecraft and the elaborate process of sewing with pine needles.