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April 2008

Volume 40, No. 4

45 FEATURES

45 Carolina Country Adventures TRAVEL GUIDE Your 2008 Touchstone Energy Travel Guide offers 20 new adventures, four in each of five regions of North Carolina: some new attractions, old standby destinations, places for children and grandchildren, all of them perfectly Carolina Country. There’s also a full list of travel information centers. Start your adventures on page 45.

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39 FAVORITES

Household Electricity Usage A guide to how much electricity is used by common household appliances.

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Electric Safety Quiz

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First Person What you can do to help determine our energy future.

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More Power to You Measuring electricity usage.

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Carolina Country Store Reclaimed antique pine lumber.

Your Vacation Pictures

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Tar Heel Lessons For students and teachers.

Snapshots of your memorable North Carolina vacations.

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Cultural Guidebooks

You’re From Carolina Country If you rode your sister’s bicycle.

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New travel guides to North Carolina’s literary, art and farm culture heritage.

Marketplace A showcase of goods and services.

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Joyner’s Corner April showers bring . . .

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Carolina Compass April events and exhibits.

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Energy Cents Outdoor security lighting.

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Carolina Gardens Year of the eggplant.

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Classified Ads

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Carolina Kitchen Cream Caramel Cake, Pineapple Breeze Torte, Shrimp ‘n’ Shells Salad, Creamy Ham Turnovers.

How fast is electricity? How can you prevent circuit overload?

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ON THE COVER

Some of your favorite North Carolina vacation photos. See more on pages 16–19. Travel Guide Cover Photo (page 45): A stretch of the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. (N.C. Division of Tourism photo)

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20 Carolina Country Adventures Your Vacation Photos Literary & Culture Trails The 2008 Touchstone Energy Travel Guide—pages 45–82 INSIDE...

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20 Carolina Country Adventures Your Vacation Photos Literary & Culture Trails The 2008 Touchstone Energy Travel Guide—pages 45–82 INSIDE...