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New African-American heritage trails are making history come alive by linking North Carolina places to historic contributions and pivotal events. Many of the trails pertain to African-American culture, art and music, or the underground railroad. This article provides descriptions of trails offered in Jacksonville, Halifax, New Bern, Wilmington, Winston-Salem, and Raleigh.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 46 Issue 4, Apr 2014, p44-45, il, por, map Periodical Website
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North Carolina’s state park system has thirty-six parks, four state recreation areas, and two state natural areas. These parks offer visitors the opportunity to learn about the area’s biodiversity, history and culture, and to experience wilderness, waterways and hiking trails. This article provides descriptions of eight new state parks that have opened since 2000.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 46 Issue 4, Apr 2014, p50-51, il, por, map Periodical Website
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Buddy Creed was the system engineer for South River Electric Membership Corporation for forty-five years. In the last 15 years, Creed helped the cooperative to deploy technology to map its system to GPS coordinates, install engineering analysis programs, streamline inventory control, track projects in real-time, and improve services to rural communities in North Carolina.
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The United States Environmental Protection Agency is considering new environmental standards for coal power plants that would tighten regulations limiting power plant emissions. While North Carolina is less dependent on coal-fired generation than the rest of the nation, there will be impacts to existing power plants. This article discusses the history of North Carolina energy, and what cooperatives are doing to balance regulations and costs.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 46 Issue 4, Apr 2014, p12-13, il Periodical Website
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The pinnacle of aviation history in North Carolina and the world is located at the Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills. In addition, many other aviation-related historical attractions and museums can be found throughout the state. This article provides descriptions of ten destinations for aviation enthusiasts.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 46 Issue 4, Apr 2014, p46-47, il, por, map Periodical Website
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The Piedmont and Mountain regions of North Carolina provide plenty of opportunities to observe wild animals. Some places to enjoy animals are the Lazy 5 Ranch, Tiger World, Western North Carolina Nature Center, Carolina Raptor Center, and the North Carolina Zoo. This article provides a description of each of these five locations.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 46 Issue 4, Apr 2014, p42-43, il, por, map Periodical Website
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Many notable people were born in North Carolina and have museums dedicated in their honor. Four of the many sites that showcase famous North Carolinians include the Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum, Ava Gardner Museum, Andy Griffith Museum, and Catfish Hunter Museum. Descriptions of the four museums are provided.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 46 Issue 4, Apr 2014, p48-49, il, por, map Periodical Website
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Winter storms in mid-February and early March left many North Carolinians without electric power or stranded on roads. On February 12, Winter Storm Pax brought twenty inches of snow in the eastern counties. During Winter Storm Ulysses on March 6, ice accumulation on power lines caused widespread power outages and a state of emergency was declared.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 46 Issue 4, Apr 2014, p8, il, por Periodical Website
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The North Carolina Birding Trail covers 310 locations to observe birds. This article highlights several bird watching sites on the trail, and discusses how birding benefits local economies. Also provided is information on birding guides and links to birding resources.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 46 Issue 4, Apr 2014, p52-53, por, map Periodical Website
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Between Chimney Rock and Lake Lure in western Rutherford County, scenic highways merge to cross the Broad River. The Lake Lure Flowering Bridge, once a bustling thoroughfare, is home to an eclectic variety of flowers and plants that pays homage to western North Carolina’s natural flora. This historic bridge built in 1925 was reclassified as a pedestrian walkway in 2011 when a new bridge was opened to traffic.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 46 Issue 4, Apr 2014, p57, il, por Periodical Website
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