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for Carolina Country Vol. 48 Issue 4, April 4 2016
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Innovation is an expectation that many electric cooperatives and their members have. Recent innovations in use throughout North Carolina’s energy cooperatives are pay-as-you go options, energy management portals and apps, and usage alerts. Newer trends include an increased use of solar farms, microgrids, and connected thermostats in the state.
This quintet of tales featured the positive and enduring influence of grandparents on their grandchildren or the enduring memory of lessons learned during days long since gone by. As the authors illustrate, there is credence in Freud’s belief that childhood experiences provide a formidable foundation for the development of adult character.
Leah Chester-Davis proposes the value of this event for the town containing the largest independent pickle company in the United States is measured in more than dollars and cents. Its greatest value: as a community festival and family reunion site.
As Bruce Boehmke author learned from his tractor named Pony, more was gained from the experience than the restoration of a piece of abandoned farm machinery. Among the benefits were the restoration of family relationships and fostering of new friendships.
Touchstone Energy Cooperatives boasted that the Tarheel State’s cultural and natural landscape is as sundry as its inhabitants. When it comes to NC’s main mountain range, outdoor activities such as the Appalachian National Scenic Trail can offer new meaning to the great outdoors. For Piedmont Region travelers who are military buffs, Greensboro offers a Revolutionary War battle site in its Guildford Courthouse National Military Park. As for what the other end of NC’s climatic spectrum offers, visiting the Outer Banks lighthouses can provide a treasure trove of memories.
For the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, the next greatest thing generated a discussion of topics such as the changing landscape for cooperative power supplies, technology trends, and the upcoming national elections.