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for Carolina Country Vol. 14 Issue 2, Feb 1982
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Thousands of families across western North Carolina will remember the white Christmas of 1981 as something of a Yuletide nightmare. The severe Christmas Eve storm that covered the region in snow also piled heavy loads of ice on power lines, forcing an estimated twenty-thousand families to celebrate without electricity. Several citizens describe how they dealt with the storm and celebrated Christmas without electricity.
Two agricultural engineers at North Carolina State University have designed, built and tested a new poultry house that could cut energy costs by millions of dollars. Michael Timmons and Gerald Baughman built their “flex house” to combine the advantages of naturally ventilated and enclosed housing for poultry production. Some key features are an insulated, flexible side wall curtain and a controllable ventilator.
The Tar Heel Junior Historian Association is a twenty-seven-year-old program operated under the North Carolina Museum of History, offering young historians a sense of pride in their local history and the preservation of oral and community history. Almost five-thousand students across the state are active in local history projects benefiting preservation in their communities and themselves.