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A 90-foot-high rock formation at Cliffs of the Neuse State Park near Goldsboro contains the strata of 180 million years of geological history.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 59 Issue 9, Feb 1992, p27-29, il, map
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2532
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On October 25, 1924, Charlotte entered the world of big-time automobile racing as eleven drivers roared around newly built track between Pineville and Charlotte. The city is now one of the country's largest racing centers.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 63 Issue 5, Oct 1995, p33-34, il
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3381
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The Charles B. Aycock State Historic Site in Wayne County honors the state's education governor. Among his accomplishments were raising school appropriations, state textbook adoptions, and creation of 877 rural school libraries.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 57 Issue 11, Apr 1990, p13-15, il, por
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14754
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J. Roy David, Sr. and Lawrence Switzer started S & D Coffee in Charlotte in 1927, and two years later moved the company to Concord. At the beginning the company sold its product on the retail market through mom and pop stores and country markets. However, the market changed after World War II with the rise of the large supermarket chains which threatened smaller grocery stores. Davis shifted his coffee business to the commercial side, focusing on a customer base of food service suppliers, such as restaurants, hospitals, offices, and convenience stores. From ten employees twenty-five years ago, S & D has grown to over 300 today in thirteen states.
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14757
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Jim Crockett, Sr., began promoting professional wrestling events in Charlotte in Charlotte in 1935. His son, Jim, Jr., followed him into the business and took over the operations when his father died in 1973. Crockett discusses what is involved in promoting wrestling.
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14881
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There's a new cathouse on the market. Skitty Witty, designed and built by William Runion of Winston-Salem, is the trade name for a structure resembling a stereo console cabinet, which was unveiled in 1984 at the High Point fall furniture market. The $450 house has everything a cat lover would desire for his pet.
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14877
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Turkeys are not just for Thanksgiving and Christmas anymore. Over the past twenty years turkey growers have made North Carolina the nation's leading turkey producer, according to statistics from the NC Department of Agriculture. In 1964, 4.4 million were produced with a gross income of $17.4 million. In 1984, 30.4 million were produced with a gross income of $289.1 million.
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14882
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In 1982, Richard Spoor put up $90,000 to buy a plant near Battleboro, just north of Rocky Mount, and American Lincoln Homes began. The company sells its log homes as kits through 120 dealers in thirty states. Prices range from $10,000 to $38,000, with plumbing, electrical, and other finishing touches extra. American Lincoln had $2.5 million in sales its first year and projects $20 million at the end of its fourth fiscal year.
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14904
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Tobacco, the traditional money crop for Eastern North Carolina, is on the wane, as falling prices cause farmers to reduce acreage and seek other crops. While industrial jobs appear to be the best alternative as a replacement, not all eastern counties are equal in bringing in new industry. New Hanover and Brunswick Counties are doing the best because of good transportation (roads and ports) and a good labor pool--items which smaller, more rural counties lack.
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15578
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BUSINESS NORTH CAROLINA magazine's sixth annual ranking of public companies reveals that the top three companies held the same rankings for 1987 as in 1986 - RJ Reynolds Industries, Inc., Burlington Industries, Inc., and Lowe's Companies, Inc., respectively.
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14905
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Business North Carolina magazine's fifth annual ranking of public companies reveals that the top three companies held the same rankings for 1986 as in 1985 -- RJ Reynolds Industries, Inc., Burlington Industries, Inc., and Lowe's Companies, Inc., respectively.
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24403
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Bob Benson owns the Charlotte Heat, a tennis team, and plays regularly in tournaments. This article discusses how he was introduced to tennis, focusing on the business aspects of owning a sports team.