Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Carolina Country Vol. 9 Issue 4, Apr 1977
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In this article, Richard Elmore of Charlotte describes his grandfather’s country general store. The store sold mainly groceries and staples, but customers also brought in fur pelts, crafts, and other goods for trade or purchase. Elmore describes daily operations in the store and the types of people that visited the store.
North Carolina’s climate is varied, but every area of the state could use solar energy for space and hot water heating. With five major mirror manufacturers, North Carolina is also a valuable resource for solar materials. This article describes research being conducted by the state’s universities, and several developments in solar technology.
Leon Neal, applications engineer with the North Carolina Science and Technology Research Center, discusses imaginative methods of harnessing the sun for energy, electricity, heat, and water. Rural areas in North Carolina are particularly suited to the use of solar energy.