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for Carolina Country Vol. 5 Issue 9, Sept 1973
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Lumbee River Electric Membership Corporation (EMC), headquartered in Red Springs, is facing many issues regarding minority representation on the board and alleged voting irregularities. Lumbee River EMC’s service area is rural and has a high percentage of Indians and African Americans. The EMC’s new manager, Charles Staples, is working on addressing these challenges and improving the system.
Tideland is the coastal area of eastern North Carolina consisting of creeks, rivers, and sounds. The North Carolina State Highway Commission’s Ferry Service operates four ferries crossing the Pamlico River, the Neuse River, Hatteras Inlet, and Cedar Island to Ocracoke. This article describes the state’s transportation system and typical ferry operation.
Basket weaving is among North Carolina’s most ancient crafts. The second of a two-part series, this article discusses the basket making method of coiling, basket materials, and patterns. Many of the baskets made in North Carolina have been crafted from pine needles, corn husks, and other native plants.