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for Carolina Country Vol. 48 Issue 6, June 2016
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North Carolina’s electric cooperatives have channeled $52 million to more than 100 projects across the state since the Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant (REDLG) program began in 1989. The REDLG program provides rural utilities with grants and zero-interest loans to directly fund local projects that create and retain employment in the communities they serve. One recent example was the $995,00 grant to the Gunn Memorial Public Library in Caswell County.
Recycling plastic bottles creates jobs for North Carolinians. Several recycling centers across the state turn old bottles into fabric fibers. The fibers can be used for a variety of products including t-shirts and car seat covers. The bottles are in such high demand that the Carolinas Plastics Recycling Council has started a campaign to increase the recycling of plastic bottles to support local manufacturers and businesses.
Union County mother and educator Annemarie Bretz and her husband Shannen recently invested in a hobby farm. While they have no plans to give up their day jobs, they and their daughters are already enjoying the benefits of farm living and growing fruits and vegetables for themselves.
As Leah Chester-Davis asserted, more shades of purple than royal hold value for North Carolina. For the Tarheel State, this shade’s value is expressed in lavender farms such as Sunshine Lavender Farm, Hauser Creek Farm, and Bluebird Hill Farm.
The title suggests that days of playing the Lone Ranger were special ones from Jack Burris’ childhood. Look beyond the title, though, and it’s revealed that Sundays also played a significant role in days gone by. As for the role of the Sabbath day in Williams’ recollection, a photo taken in 1895 proved the day important because of the one day a week attire of those featured.