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for Carolina Country Vol. 3 Issue 1, Jan 1971
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The late Dr. Henry Jordan, Cedar Falls dentist turned industrial who served as Governor Kerr Scott’s State Highway chairman, predicted that interstate highways would lead to the end of the automobile age. As the costs of owning and operating an automobile increase, and traffic and parking problems persist in Raleigh, Jordan’s prediction seems to be coming true. This article discusses transportation planning in North Carolina.
Kamlar Corporation, a company headquartered in Winston-Salem and with production facilities near Pantego, has found an important use for pine bark in mulching and decorative landscaping. Kamlar takes the bark, ages it a few months, screens it into varied sizes, and then bags it for shipment. This is an alternative to piling and burning the bark, further polluting the air and rendering the land unuseful.
Vern Taylor, general manager of Roanoke Electric Membership Corporation, has been called a “self-made” businessman. Although he holds no college degree, Taylor manages a corporation serving seven counties, and has helped to improve the availability of low-cost, dependable electric service in northeastern North Carolina. This article discusses Taylor’s background and contributions to rural electricity development.