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October 2011 Volume 43, No. 10

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When Hurricane Irene Ravaged Eastern North Carolina The worst hurricane in eight years knocked out power to 239,900 electric cooperative services.

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Rising From the Red Clay The art of Senora Lynch pays tribute to her Haliwa-Saponi community.

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FAVORITES

Global Connections

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First Person Rage, loss and recovery.

Electric cooperatives make an impact at home and abroad.

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More Power to You The state of the art of fuel cells.

Ingathering

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An autumn tradition at Presbyterian churches in Robeson and Hoke counties.

Where Is This? Somewhere in Carolina country.

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Carolina Country Store Nature photography.

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Marketplace A showcase of goods and services.

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Joyner’s Corner Paul Neuman’s voice mail greeting.

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Tar Heel Lessons Pumpkin info.

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Carolina Compass Adventures in Edenton and Hertford.

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Energy Cents How low can your thermostat go?

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Classified Ads

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Carolina Kitchen Molten Lava Cakes, Chicken Parmesan Bundles, Turtle S’more Cheesecake Minis, Hot Apple Pie Dip.

All About Radiant Barriers Learn how they work before you invest.

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The Ghost Under the Hood And other things you remember.

ON THE COVER Hurricane Irene cut new inlets for the ocean several places on Hatteras Island. Here on August 28, N.C. Department of Transportation officials approached from the north to examine the worst in Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge. Hwy. 12 is the only road to seven island villages south of here, and power lines for Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative run alongside it. (Photography by Steve Helber/AP)

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