Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Indy Week Vol. 31 Issue 49, December 2014
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State and UNC Chapel Hill researchers have created a map to show where well water could pose risks to newborns. Water wells throughout the center of the state are saturated with manganese which can cause heart defects in newborns. Researchers hope these maps will help prevent future birth defects.
University of North Carolina graduates are making their mark on pop culture. Joseph Headen coined the word “bruh” and has used its popularity to build a business around the word. Chris Kelly has created shows and content for Carton Network’s Adult Swim. Headen and Kelly have both had their content transformed into viral memes and viewed by millions of people. Their inspirations and success stories are shared along with other area residents who have worked on popular tv shows.
A field guide to pork rinds, cracklin, and chicharrons. The different kinds of pork rinds, how they are made, their history, and where you can find them in the Triangle area are explored. Their popularity has increased lately with the new trend in dieting. The wash pot style, pork rinds, crackin, fried cracklin, and fat back are all described and detailed. JP Trostle is both illustrator and author.
In four years, concerts at the North Carolina State Fair have lost almost $900,000. The history of concerts at the fair is explored and how changes have caused such losses. Attendance at the concerts is concerning and the cost of booking the artist in the small venue is causing losses of almost $200,000 per year.