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4055
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After almost ninety years, Duke Power Co. is closing, in January, 1999, the last remaining twelve of its once sixty-three appliance stores. In a time when electric customers lacked outlets to purchase appliances, the stores, which were located mostly in the company's branch offices, were a convenience. With the coming of Wal-Mart and other megastores, the company can no longer compete pricewise.
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North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 57 Issue 1, Jan 1999, p42
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7445
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After starting two successful companies, Brenda Simpson of Concord hit upon another idea in 2003. One of her companies, Making Connections, had peaked in 1999, with revenues around $3.5 million, but went out of business in 2004. Her new business centered around motorcycles. There are around 500 bike shows and rallies staged each year in the United States. Simpson staged one in Concord the past two years. The show has been named one of the country's best bike shows by the annual Biker's Atlas.
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22586
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Jay Hutchins grew up working on gas-powered vehicles in Davie County, North Carolina but after a tour in Kuwait with the National Guard, Hutchins realized electric vehicles were the way of the future. Hutchins developed the Lektron Stelth R electric motorcycle as a start and continuing to develop motorcycles that save money in gas and do not pollute the environment.
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