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Robert B. Albert worked twenty-five years with J.C. Penney, then decided he wanted to be his own boss. Precision Tune, founded in 1975, seemed the right fit for him. He opened his first center in Raleigh in 1979 and is the sub-franchisor for all of North Carolina east of Asheville. He and his son-in-law currently own sixteen centers with combined sales of over $11 million.
Mechanical fault can be a large factor in automobile accidents. Thus, the North Carolina State Motor Vehicle Commissioner is backing the Carolina Safety Leagues new, free Voluntary Vehicle Safety Check program. The campaign, now in progress across the state, aids motorists in putting their automobiles though mechanical safety inspections at no cost.
Students in Broderick Ward’s Electric Trade II class at Southeast Halifax High School in Halifax, North Carolina recently converted a 1989 Geo Metro into an electric car, and won a national racing competition with it. That Metro and the students from a poor and rural county are what inspired a novel that is the basis for a new Hollywood film.