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for Carolina Country Vol. 12 Issue 6, June 1980
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The Fly-In and Threshers Reunion is a three-day annual event held at Denton International Airport in Southern Davidson County. The event started in 1970, when Brown Loflin and other community leaders invited airplanes to come in and offer free rides as a fundraiser for the Denton County rescue squad. Since then, the event has expanded to feature a variety of attractions and machinery, such as a wheat threshing machine, locomotives, an operating moonshine sill, and hundreds of exhibitors.
Robert Williams of Maggie Valley invented a new type of solar collector which could help alleviate the problems of excessive cost and low efficiency. Williams and his family also own the Meadowbrook Resort, where a working model of his solar collector is atop one of the greenhouses. In this article, Williams describes his invention, the solar greenhouse, and the future of solar energy.
The windmill on Howard’s Knob at Boone has been the subject of extensive criticism due to various problems and complaints. According to John Sawhill, deputy secretary of the United States Department of Energy, the windmill was built as a research project to determine the feasibility of wind-generated electricity. Sawhill encourages people to report problems and concerns, so that wind turbines can be improved.