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October 2013 Volume 45, No. 10

38 FEATURES

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Where Life Takes Us Bill Minchew of Wayne County kept climbing to reach his dream.

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How’s Business? A review of how business has been for electric cooperatives in recent years.

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The Bears

Favorites

Black bears are roaming the farms, communities and wildlands of eastern North Carolina.

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4 First Person Cooperatives work.

Stanly County’s First Doctor Photos of Dr. Kron’s buildings in Morrow Mountain State Park.

8 More Power to You How to get refreshments at a reasonable price.

NC GreenPower

25 Where Is This? Somewhere in Carolina Country.

Ten years of supporting renewable energy in North Carolina.

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26 Tar Heel Lessons A new aquarium in Greensboro.

A Farmhand Named Joe

28 Joyner’s Corner Vowel play.

And other things you remember.

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Adventures in Camden County

32 Carolina Gardens The great pumpkin.

Learn about the famous canal and the rest of Camden County on Dismal Day, Oct. 19.

33 Marketplace A showcase of goods and services. 34 Carolina Compass October events.

On the Cover

40 On the House Radon and your house.

A black bear cub. (Purestock)

41 Classified Ads 42 Carolina Kitchen Pimento Cheese Dip, Savory Mushroom & Herb Pork Roast, Brown Rice Vegetable Casserole, Ice Cream Sandwich Dessert.

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