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for Carolina Country Vol. 6 Issue 6, June 1974
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The Hoke County Forum was a series of public programs designed to involve citizen participation in a review of the problems confronting the county and its sole community of Raeford. It was sponsored by the Raeford Women’s Club, with the support from the North Carolina Committee for Continuing Education in the Humanities. Some of the major problems addressed by the forum included recreation, race relations, the family, land use and controlled growth, and the authority of local government.
The Tadmore Drainage Dike in Newland Township, about twenty miles west of Elizabeth City, has saved farmers in the area millions of dollars since its construction in 1956. After heavy rains the farmers partially close the floodgates permitting most of the water to run alongside the dike and flow into the Pasquotank River. Before the dike, the low-lying area would become extremely flooded and devastate crops.
The 1973 General Assembly adopted a Sedimentation Pollution Act to deal with the problem of sediment run-off from erosion of land during construction operations. Governor Jim Holshouser discusses the problem of uncontrolled soil erosion, improper use of farmlands, and the new sedimentation law.