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40609
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What happened to Belmont was common in many Southern states: the loss of mills due to factors such as outsourcing. This small city survived losing its former occupational and economic lifeblood by mill buildings becoming condos, apartments, and retail outlets; capitalizing on its proximity to Charlotte; a generous infusion of Millennial aged entrepreneurial spirit.
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40608
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Moore County, once a retirement mecca, is now known for its opportunities in education, health care employment, and tourism. These opportunities, along with a proximity to Fort Bragg, led to this county having the best rural economy in the state and Pinehurst/Southern Pines rising to 27 in an economic-strength ranking of micropolitan communities.
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40612
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Countering the pressure many high school students experience to get a university degree is the community college alternative. Asserting the practicality of an associate’s degree are reasons why two year colleges benefit North Carolina economically and occupationally. Added as evidence are what North Carolina community colleges such as Central Piedmont, Lenoir, and Alamance in particular offer to the state.
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40617
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Profiles of products like timber and pork, along with statistics showing its international trade potential, help explain North Carolina’s number eleven ranking among exporting states in the US.
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41197
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The increasing integration of technology into work environments challenges individuals with only a high school diploma. Greatly helping them build their technical skill sets and become competitive in today's job market is community colleges. Colleges and programs helping students fulfill this goal include Guilford Technical Community College’s Aviation Manufacturing Program and Pitt Community College’s Advanced Manufacturing Institute.
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41198
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The owner of a scrap metal company takes the concept of renewal to a new level: people with life setbacks such as criminal backgrounds. By working for Queen City Metal, ex-offenders can rebuild their value as employees, along with their lives.
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40616
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From what it may offer visitors and locals, a Western North Carolina small town organized in 1828 has big city appeal. Features making Franklin visit-worthy include close proximity to the Appalachian Trail and in-town attractions like the Scottish Tartan Museum and Heritage Center.
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40610
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Despite their relative closeness geographically, there are vast differences between North Carolina and West Virginia. The divergent paths these Southern states have taken since the 1850s is explored comparatively by data related to population, economy, occupations, and education.
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40613
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Proving cycling’s value to North Carolina is how the state, individuals, and the environment benefit from its growing popularity. Statistics related to infrastructure construction, job creation, and health care costs measure the extent of this positive impact.
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40614
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The greater popularity of tobacco products overseas makes this plant still a major cash crop for North Carolina. Therein lies a delicate balance: supporting the manufacture of these products in light of reports of e-cigarette related health hazards and controversy surrounding the marketing of such products to youth.
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40615
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A Duke University researcher became a whistleblower when suspecting that a colleague’s research results were skewed. The case became a reminder as to how often data is manipulated, why researchers may feel pressured to include false data, and why research integrity is crucial.
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40611
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An agrarian stronghold represented by tobacco has ceded to Farmville sharing its economic and occupation base with companies largely representing the hospitality industry.
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40618
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Illustrating the gravity of heart disease’s physical and economic impact on North Carolinians is information specific, as represented by Macon County, and statewide. Solutions designed to combat this negative impact, particularly for citizens in rural regions, are facilities like the Carolina East Medical Center and programs like Passport to Wellness.
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