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for Carolina Country Vol. 21 Issue 6, June 1989
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The North Carolina Cemetery Survey Project is seeking volunteers to record all cemeteries containing graves dated before 1913. The effort began in 1979, when the General Assembly created the Abandoned Cemeteries Study Committee to determine the condition of these forsaken cemeteries throughout the state. Since birth and death statistics were not kept officially in North Carolina before 1913, the only records available for many citizens are in graveyards.
Jack Blevins is now receiving electricity at his remote cabin in Ashe County, North Carolina. Last fall, Blevins and his now-deceased brother, Tom, came to the attention of the Blue Ridge Opportunities Commission. The Blevins brothers were living in a dilapidated wooden shack with no electricity, but with the help of volunteers, the commission built them a new cabin wired for electricity.