Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Carolina Country Vol. 46 Issue 12, Dec 2014
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Every two years, hundreds of North Carolina’s electric cooperative line workers compete in the Pole Top Rescue Championship held in Raleigh. The championship demonstrates the skill and agility of linemen in recognizing a victim in trouble on a power pole, reporting the incident, scaling the pole, safely lowering the victim and beginning a first aid process. This year a new state record was set for performing the rescue in less than three minutes.
North Carolina government in 2012 strengthened state law to make it more difficult for thieves to sell copper and for buyers to accept stolen copper. In October, thieves in Craven and Jones counties were almost electrocuted when they stole copper grounding wire from two electricity substations. This article discusses the criminal laws and life risks for stealing copper.
Oyster roasts are an eastern North Carolina tradition during the winter. In this article, the author discusses traditions in Plymouth, North Carolina, the process of roasting oysters, and family oyster recipes.