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Monthly Archives: July 2007

Rural trash disposal, then and now

The Winston-Salem Journal has a piece this morning on two illegal dumps being discovered and shut down in Stokes County. Only in the last 35 to 40 years have the rural counties in Piedmont North Carolina cracked down on local dumping and assumed responsibility for trash disposal. Until that time, if you looked behind any […]

Rural Internet access

The United States is not very wired. In 2005, the U.S. ranked 12th in the world in the prevalence of Internet access. Japan and much of Europe is ahead of us: Internet access is particularly a problem in rural areas of the U.S. In Stokes County, DSL is available only in the more populated […]

Periodic updates

I’ll have periodic updates as I continue to carry out my three year plan. As of July 2007, this has been done: — Land search commenced, summer 2004 — Made offer on land, January 2005 — Closed on land, March 2005 — Bought blueprints for house, November 2005 — Bought trailer, October 2005 — Drilled […]