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for Carolina Country Vol. 40 Issue 1, Jan 2008
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Workboats in the Core Sound region of North Carolina are linked to families, communities, local landscapes, and the types of fishing that the region offers. On March 1, 2008, a symposium and photographic exhibit celebrates the role and importance of the area’s historic workboats. The public event will present talks by Core Sound fishermen, historians, and writers on the cultural heritage of the area’s fishing vessels.
Bob Dalton of Forsyth County discovered that his crop of muscadine grapes contained high levels of healthful antioxidants and polyphenols, which repel natural disease and insects. Further research on his grapes specifically showed that they contained antioxidants that inhibit the growth of some cancer cell types. Dalton started a new company called Muscadine Naturals and sells his muscadine grapes in the form of a powder health supplement.
A shortage of electric capacity, huge increases in demand for power, and the cost of climate change are in the making of a perfect storm. North Carolina electric cooperatives discuss plans to reduce carbon dioxide emissions based on technological solutions including energy efficiency, carbon capture and storage, and renewable sources.
Carrboro High School, the newest school in the Orange County school system, teaches students daily about using energy and natural resources carefully. The design and construction of the school buildings emphasize energy conservation, water reduction, high efficiency lighting, and positive indoor air quality.