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for Carolina Country Vol. 41 Issue 10, Oct 2009
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In the 1930s, only ten percent of rural Americans had access to electricity. In April 1936, farmers and business people in Tarboro, North Carolina formed a cooperative to apply for help from the Rural Electrification Administration to build a member-owned electric distribution system. This led to North Carolina’s first electric co-op and remains thriving today as Edgecombe-Martin County EMC.
North Carolina is home to more than four hundred bird species yearly and is a major destination for birders. An imaginative birding trail project that first began in 2003 can now boast statewide coverage with the release of its final regional birding trail guide. The North Carolina Birding Trail goes into the Coastal Plain, Piedmont and Mountains, and links birders with great birding sites and local attractions.