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Individuals from Randolph County suggested that something be done to remember Trinity College before it was moved to Durham to become Duke University. Citizens suggested that a gazebo be constructed on the site of the former Trinity School using materials from the demolished building. In 1982 a committee was formed to raise $20,000 for the project. The non-ringing bell from Duke Chapel was displayed in the gazebo.
Charles B. Wade, Jr., of Winston-Salem is Senior Vice President of R.J. Reynolds Industries, Inc. In this article, Wade discusses the tobacco economy and his view on increasing North Carolina taxes to prevent unlawful traffic in cigarettes. According to Wade, increasing cigarette taxes may encourage increased cigarette smuggling.