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for Carolina Country Vol. 16 Issue 10, Oct 1984
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Rural electrification helped to create a whole new way of life for rural people. North Carolina’s rural electric cooperatives have launched a statewide oral history project to preserve the personal recollections of early co-op organizers and the first generation of Tar Heel co-op consumer-members. About fifty volunteers will be tape recording interviews with members and pioneer co-op directors and employees as part of the project.
Balloting for the 1984 election campaign begins on November 6. North Carolina voters will cast ballots in the race for president while choosing their representatives to serve in the Governor’s Mansion, the United States Senate and various state and local government posts. This article presents biographical profiles of the candidates, and their views on legislation for rural electric cooperatives.
Hurricane Diana brought damaging winds and rains to several southeastern North Carolina counties in mid-September. Thousands of homes and businesses served by Electric Membership Corporations lost power for as long as five days. This article describes the impacts of the storm, and the efforts to repair and restore power.