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The world’s largest wind-powered generator is being constructed on Howard’s Knob mountain, north of Boone. The windmill is part of a federal study to determine whether windmills are a feasible source of electrical energy and an alternative to fossil fuels. If successful, the wind generator could provide enough power to furnish electricity to more than five-hundred homes.
The Flora MacDonald Highland Games celebrates Scotland traditions in the Shannon County community of Red Springs, October 7-8. The Games include competitions in Highland music, dance, and athletics, as well as Revolutionary War re-enactments, arts and crafts. The event was named for Flora MacDonald, a loyal Scotswoman who rallied Scotsmen in the Carolinas against the Patriots during the Revolutionary War.