Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Carolina Country Vol. 35 Issue 10, Oct 2003
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Greene County is in the first year of a four-year lease agreement with Apple Corporation that will provide laptop computers for every middle and high school student in the county system. The program called iTech is the first countywide one-on-one project of its kind in North Carolina, teaching students skills they can apply in the digital age. The vision of Green County leaders is to go wireless throughout the county, generate job growth, and draw high-tech business to the county.
There are many legends and mysteries surrounding Hickory Nut Gorge in western North Carolina. The early settlers found gold, tso-lungh (a magical, legendary tobacco), legends of talking animals, the mysterious Little People who lived among the craggy peaks of the gorge, and ominous sounds of Rumbling Bald Mountain. This article describes these stories and relevant tourist destinations at the gorge, Chimney Rock, and Lake Lure.
On the 100th anniversary of the Wright Brothers work on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, a member of the organization, Man Will Never Fly Memorial Society Internationale, flies an airplane across North Carolina and discusses how people can learn to fly at First in Flight Aviation at the Franklin County Airport. There are also fifty-five Be A Pilot flight schools in North Carolina.
On August 14, 2003, a series of equipment outages in the Midwest led to uncontrolled cascading outages of power transmission lines and generators serving North Carolina and other northern areas for up to fifty hours. Questions and answers about the power outage are provided in this article, as well as a discussion on operating procedures for massive outages.