Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Carolina Country Vol. 41 Issue 2, Feb 2009
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Some people still wonder if Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth president of the United States, might have been born in Rutherford County, North Carolina, rather than in Kentucky. This article discusses several theories regarding Lincoln’s birth place, his mother Nancy Hanks, and her relationship with Abraham Enloe.
North Carolina’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives provide the opportunity for middle school students to attend prestigious basketball camps in North Carolina through all-expense paid scholarships. Two of those camps, which are highlighted in this article, are the Roy Williams basketball camp at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, and Kay Yow basketball camp at North Carolina State University.
Bruce Roberts is a North Carolina photographer, journalist and author. In his new book, Just Yesterday, Roberts presents details of what North Carolina looked like in the mid-to-late twentieth century. Divided into the state’s geographic regions, images show the people and places of the Outer Banks, east, piedmont, and mountains.
North Carolina’s State Energy Office, in partnership with three universities, offers a program to make factory-built manufactured housing more energy efficient and cost-effective long term. The Upgrade & Save program provides financial incentives to manufactured home retailers to sell ENERGY STAR-labeled homes, and encourages upgrading other manufactured homes to efficient heat pumps.
North Carolina consumers who make certain energy-efficiency improvements to their homes may be eligible for tax credits. This article provides guidelines to saving energy and a summary of available tax credits on both the federal and North Carolina levels.