Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Carolina Country Vol. 46 Issue 6, June 2014
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In North Carolina beekeeping is a hobby that is rapidly growing in popularity among people who want to be more self-sufficient. Honeybees are also the most important pollinator for crops grown in North Carolina. This article provides insight from a local beekeeper, describes how bees make honey, and discusses current efforts to preserve bees throughout the state.
Loans and grants from the United States Department of Agriculture's Rural Development office can help low-income citizens buy or repair homes in rural North Carolina. This article provides information about various loans and grants offered in North Carolina, application instructions, and locations of Rural Development offices.
Rural electrification has been cited as one of the most significant turning points for modernizing North Carolina’s farms. This article explains the history of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, and how it helped rural families learn about electricity and how to use it.
Electric cooperatives in North Carolina hope to see battery technology that allows storage systems for renewable energy and other uses, but it is still in the development stages. This article discusses the progression of the battery industry and current developments in battery storage systems.
The most pressing need in organ donation remains the shortage of donors in North Carolina. This article explains the process of donating organs, donor eligibility and registration in North Carolina.