Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Carolina Country Vol. 34 Issue 8, Aug 2002
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North Carolina farmers are raising goats for food. A cooperative, formed by Franklin County goat farmers, promotes raising and selling this new health food. While it may be a new food to Americans, goat meat is popular among many ethnic cultures residing in North Carolina, including Hispanic, Middle and Far Eastern. The co-op currently has 77 members in Franklin and surrounding counties and markets nationwide.
A web-site produced by the East Carolina University Verona Joyner Langford North Carolina Collection features photographs, manuscripts, and other historical materials that center on Pitt County's tobacco industry in the early 1900s. The site is part of a larger state project that will make the state's history available online. The web-site is available at www.lib.ecu.edu/exhibits/tobacco.
Much of the film “Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood” was shot in the summer of 2001 at one of North Carolina’s largest antebellum plantation houses, Buckner Hill House, near Faison in Duplin County. Its owners, Terry Grimes and Brad Chappell, describe how the film crew and Tri-County EMC electric cooperative worked to take special care filming the movie in the historic house.
A group of North Carolina goat meat farmers formed the Franklin County Goat Producers’ Co-op to promote raising and selling goat products. Goat meat, also called chevon and cabrito in Spanish, appeals to the diverse ethnic population that is growing in North Carolina.