Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Carolina Country Vol. 40 Issue 9, Sept 2008
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Two new books by historian and third-generation tobacco grower, Billy Yeargin, recall North Carolina’s rich tobacco heritage through photographs, residents’ recollections and geographical research. In “North Carolina Tobacco: A History,” Yeargin explores the influence of tobacco on the state’s history, describing when communities were founded and built upon tobacco culture.
Ground-source heat pumps, are environmentally-friendly, efficient systems which draw from the earth’s temperature underground to heat and cool interior spaces. Residents of Haywood County and Randolph County, North Carolina describe how the systems work, installation, and costs compared to conventional air-source electric heat pumps.
In March 1918, citizens in Edenton, North Carolina formed the Cupola House Association, which was probably the earliest landmark preservation project in the state. The Cupola House was built in 1758 by Francis Corbin to serve as a residence for John Carteret, son of the last of the land-holding Lords Proprietors of the Carolinas. Reflecting a style of wealth in the American colonies, it is considered a fine example of Jacobean architecture in the South.