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for Carolina Country Vol. 41 Issue 12, Dec 2009
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John Delphus (J.D.) McDuffie was a race car driver from Sanford, North Carolina. He won races at speedways throughout the Carolinas, until 1991 when he died in a violent crash at Watkins Glen International’s dangerous Turn 5. This article presents a biography of McDuffie and his racing, and how his hometown of Sanford honors his legacy.
Duke Energy Corporation and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, hope to build three wind turbines set in twenty-foot-deep waters about seven to ten miles into Pamlico Sound west of the Outer Banks village of Avon. A study released in June reported that offshore wind development is capable of generating enough electricity to fulfill North Carolina’s total power needs.
American chestnut trees were plentiful in the Appalachian forest, until the chestnut blight disease caused a rapid, widespread die-off in the early part of the twentieth century. Farmers and volunteers in western North Carolina are working with the American Chestnut Foundation to plant, grow and re-establish chestnut trees in the state’s forests.
The Recovery and Reinvestment measure enacted by the federal government earlier this year expanded the Department of Energy’s Weatherization Assistance Program to make more low-income people eligible for home improvement services. This article discusses how the program works, and provides a guide for low-income households in North Carolina that need help weathering houses.