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for Carolina Country Vol. 33 Issue 6, June 2001
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North Carolina’s beaches and sand dunes are vulnerable to erosion, and therefore depend on sea oats and beach grass for stabilization. David Nash, a doctoral candidate at North Carolina State University, is growing sea oats that may not only help stabilize sand dunes, but also offer farmers an alternative crop. Nash applied tobacco germination techniques to develop a float system for cultivating local sea oat seeds.
The issue of deregulating the electric utilities is a major topic of discussion at the national level this year. This article discusses how the issue may affect North Carolina, and what local electric cooperatives are doing to ensure that deregulation will benefit average people.