Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for We the People of North Carolina Vol. 39 Issue 5, May 1981
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Nuclear fuel rods were loaded into the reactor vessel at Unit Number One of Duke Power Company’s William P. McGuire Nuclear Generating Plant at Lake Norman in January. As of mid-April, the company still had not been authorized by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to begin producing power at the facility. Brunswick Nuclear Power Plant near Southport is the only facility in North Carolina currently producing electricity through nuclear fission.
William S. Lee of Charlotte is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Duke Power Company. This article discusses Lee’s business background, his views on nuclear power, and the accident at the Three Mile Island nuclear generating plant in Pennsylvania.
John Harden has been the best-known public relations counselor in North Carolina since 1958. At age 77, Harden recently sold part of his public relations firm, John Harden Associates, but he continues to serve the business. This article describes Harden’s background and contributions to public relations.
Historically, China has been a profitable market for North Carolina’s tobacco and textile products and a recruiting ground for missionaries. Dr. John E. Thomas, Chancellor of Appalachian State University, is facilitating an innovative educational exchange program with the Northeast Institute of Technology in Shenyang, China. As a former engineer and communications officer for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Thomas believes the exchange program will lead to advantageous opportunities.
North Carolina’s population of people over the age of sixty-five is increasing and searching for alternative accommodations. Dr. W. W. Dickson, a veterinarian in Gastonia, founded Covenant Village, Inc., a combination retirement home and nursing center. The center aims to provide comfortable living with access to recreation and health services.