Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
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Brenda Gilbert and Jan Schmidt co-founded the Storytelling Arts Center of the Southeast to bring diverse cultures together in sharing their storytelling traditions. They also started the Storytelling Festival of Carolina, a spring event that brings national and regional storytellers together in Scotland County. Stories included history, genealogy, spirituality, and traditions of Lumbee Indians, African Americans, and European immigrants.
From the 1800s until recently, commercial fisheries in eastern North Carolina provided herring to people throughout the country and abroad. In an attempt to replenish the herring population, on March 2, 2006, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission voted to ban the harvest of herring in North Carolina waters for the next ten to fifteen years. This article covers the history and biology of the blueback herring, also known as the river herring.
New energy policy legislation requires electric cooperatives, by 2018, to have ten percent of their total electricity needs generated from renewable resources or displaced through effective energy efficiency programs. More renewable energy for North Carolina will need an upgraded transmission network to go where it will be needed.
The Hobbit Garden, a two-acre garden outside of Raleigh, is open to the public for tours of the garden’s rare and unusual ornamental plants. Gardeners Willie Pilkington and John Dilley describe the variety of plant species growing in the garden, and offer recommendations on garden design and plants native to North Carolina.
The North Carolina Transmission Planning Collaborative identified seventeen major transmission projects as part of the 2007-2017 Collaborative Transmission Plan for North Carolina. The projects represent more than four-hundred million dollars in investments for improved electric utilities and transmission.