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30921
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A half century ago, North Carolina made its first systematic registration of motor vehicles, instructing drivers to make their own license plate with an assigned set of numbers. Now, the manufacture of 1960 plates will have a uniform color scheme of black on yellow and display 'drive safely.' The plates will be distributed from 80 branch offices, after being pressed and printed through the prison system.
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30917
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Representing a 4 percent increase over the amount distributed the previous year, over $6 million will be distributed to 408 cities due to the Power Bill Funds. Reflecting an increase in motor fuel consumption revenues, the funds will be distributed by the State Highway Commission to aid street work.
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30926
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A billion dollar part of North Carolina's economy took a big step this summer. Agriculture in the state began an 8-point program to keep pace with rapid changes and developments in the field. The 10 year effort will seek to produce as much cotton, tobacco, and peanuts as are profitable, while expanding hog, beef, egg, fruit and vegetables; fit production to market demands and outlets; increase size of business; specialize production on individual farms; develop and apply more technology in production and marketing; improve managerial abilities; improve marketing and processing; promote sound public agricultural policy.
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30922
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Despite a short, down trend blip in January, February 1959 employment turned upward and reached over 845,000 by March. The monthly record set a high, with a 4.6 percent increase above the first quarter of 1958. If this is an indicator of the climate, then there should be a record all-time high before then end of the year.
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30924
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Efforts at Carolina Beach, North Carolina are being made to bring deep sea fishing within the means of the public. This new installment plan has taken the form of the Deep Sea Fishing Club; anyone can become a member of this exclusive club by paying a $10 initiation fee and then paying $10 per month dues. This provides access to daily fishing with a guest, and plans are in the works for an ultra-modern floating clubhouse.
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30925
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A good sign for the production of honey and the pollination of crops, North Carolina has climbed near the top with the number of honeybee colonies in the state. Recovering from an all-time low in 1941, an increase of 15 percent over 1958 figures show over 210,000 colonies in the state.
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30923
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One of the most prolific and voracious pests in the tobacco industry--the tobacco horn worm--can now be controlled with electricity. Farmers are experiencing success with best control using a bug light that stops the worm before it hatches. Operating at low costs and with automatic timers, the light attracts the horn worm moth and then sucks it into a bag, preventing them from also laying eggs.
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30927
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Part-time farming is becoming the norm with increased industrial opportunities moving into the state. For more than one in four farms in North Carolina, off-farm sources of income are greater than farm sales, and many farmers on large farms have off-farm income.
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