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for Carolina Country Vol. 9 Issue 9, Sept 1977
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East Carolina University, after twelve years of planning and preliminary accreditations, was approved this spring for the enrollment of its first four-year medical class. Dr. William E. Laupus, dean of the School of Medicine, believes the family medicine program will be one of the school’s strongest assets and offer the training needed to prepare doctors for rural medical practices.
Fletch Pope of Catawba County is a hunter, farmer, cattleman and raconteur who recently developed an interest in buffalo. As the nation begins considering the cattle and bison as an alternate meat source, Fletch researched ways to create a “beefalo.” After multiple attempts, Fletch produced a hybrid animal mixed with a cow and a buffalo.
If proper steps are not taken to help North Carolina’s endangered wildlife, some or all of the state’s fifteen threatened species may become extinct. Some of North Carolina’s most endangered species are the ivory-billed woodpecker and eastern cougar. Curtis Wooten of the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission discusses various threats to wildlife, and ways the commission is raising money to fund research.