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for Carolina Country Vol. 34 Issue 7, July 2002
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North Carolina energy interests are developing a means for consumers to assist in the development of renewable energy resources. If approved, the program called NC GreenPower would allow consumers individually and voluntarily to make an additional payment in their electricity bill to help utilities acquire renewable power. The program is designed to create a market and an incentive for companies to develop and sell green power.
More than two years later, Eastern North Carolina communities are still recovering from the flooding and impacts of Hurricane Floyd in 1999. This article discusses the continuing efforts of North Carolina electric cooperatives, how they were able to restore electrical power following the storm, and lessons learned in disaster preparation and relief.
Experts in road and bridge maintenance and engineering are serving as Disaster Reservists in a new emergency response program in North Carolina. The program is intended to augment the efficiency of helping communities repair damages after a disaster. This article discusses how citizens can become a Disaster Reservist and provides descriptions on various positions in the program.
Asheboro’s Juanita Brookover is a North Carolina record holder in five track and field events, a national record holder in two, and she set all these records less than four years into her competitive career. Brookover also set national records in the javelin throw, shot put, and discus at the 2001 National Senior Games. As a five-foot tall, eighty-seven-year-old cancer survivor, Brookover tells her story to encourage other seniors to try something new.
Bird enthusiasts enjoy and hope to lure the declining bluebirds to their backyards. North Carolinians have an advantage because bluebirds are present in the state all year. The Bluebird Monitor’s Guide highlights a prominent North Carolina bluebird expert named Jack Finch, and offers tips on how to attract bluebirds and ensure that they return.