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38211
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Old Faithful refers not to the famous Yosemite Park geyser, but to nuclear power. This energy source provides a substantial source of power, with nearly a third of the state’s electricity generation. Currently challenges to its predominance include a diversity of energy sources, including alternative fuel sources like biofuels and traditional fuel sources such as natural gas. What may make nuclear energy worth continuing an investment in is cost. North Carolina energy costs, ranked as among the least expensive in the United States, can attribute this to factors such as nuclear power being a low cost energy source.
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38216
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The promise of better food through science was recognized in two initiatives promising to generate growth in jobs, markets for farmers, and manufacturing. One was the Plant Sciences Initiative, the other the Food Processing Innovation Center. Collectively, they promised to produce greater crop numbers, pioneer crop varieties, and lower farm animals’ feed expense. Collectively, they may also help to assure the supply of food needed to feed the world’s population, projected to be 9.6 billion by 2050.
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38214
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North Carolina’s take off into the aerospace manufacturing industry had soared to the top ten in the United States by 2017. Factors attributed to its rank at number four in the nation and success of airports like Charlotte-Monroe Executive were a low corporate tax rate and electricity rates, along with an extensive rail network.
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38223
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Today, the name Havelock may be synonymous with the air force station located nearby, which currently employs more than 14,300 individuals and generates 2.2 billion dollars for the region’s economy. Perhaps not considered so often about the town first named Slocum’s Creek is its close proximity to Crystal Coast beaches. It was cited by the author as a factor leading many personnel stationed at Cherry Point to make Havelock home, post retirement.
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38220
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How the UNC system passes the test is seemingly simple: graduate more students from rural parts of North Carolina and low income households; graduate more students within five years. What makes the test not so simple to pass is issues not so easily measured in rates or statistics. Those highlighted included the pressure on unprepared students to attend a university; post high school alternatives under-promoted because of the attention placed on university attendance.
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38221
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UNC system schools participating in NC Promise, which offers a tuition reduction for all students, are Elizabeth City State University, UNC Pembroke, and Western Carolina University. Past decreased enrollment was the factor related to the selection of these schools. Increasing affordability for students from all economic backgrounds and gaining academically competitive students were cited as reasons for creating NC Promise.
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38217
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A combination of work and pleasure has long been offered by businesses to improve company productivity. What is newer is resorts creating the synthesis of work and pleasure now labeled as bleisure. The new version of an established business practice can be defined as employees experiencing the city’s local flavor through resorts amenities and services, in addition to engaging in team building initiatives.
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Business North Carolina (NoCar HF 5001 B8x), Vol. 38 Issue 3, March 2018, p78, 81-82, 84, 86, 88 Periodical Website
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38222
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Defining Warren Wilson College as a progressive higher education institution: offering the most LGBTQ- friendly college environment in the state; placing a great value on sustainability; and proximity to Asheville. Perhaps making Warren Wilson truly progressive is its efforts to find middle ground by attracting students representing the spectrum of political beliefs, geographical origins, and life experiences.
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38231
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Many small towns in North Carolina are experiencing a crisis towns and cities are invulnerable to. Younger generations are moving out in search of better jobs; companies once occupational mainstays are closing; opportunities for infrastructure improvement and economic recovery are lost. For their citizens, the toll can be seen in skyrocketing rates of poverty, disability, overdose, and addiction. Efforts to combat this crisis include Governor Roy Cooper’s Hometown Strong. This program is designed to rejuvenate downtowns, upskill workers, provide small business loans, and enhance high speed Internet connections.
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38232
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Universities like East Carolina University and towns like Durham have a mixed response to the presence of LimeBike. Likewise can be said for cities like Charlotte, with their own version of bike-sharing programs. A positive result is citizens utilizing a healthier form of transport. A negative result comes from cyclists irresponsibly parking the bikes after use.
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38233
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Heather Denny overcame this employment-related barrier, often present in the construction field. How she overcame it is revealed in responses such as why she chose the construction field, her definition of success, and advice she would give her younger self about choosing this career path.
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38234
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North Carolina led the way in the United States in outlawing the practice of payday lending. However, still in place are socioeconomic conditions that make it a feasible option for some. Because of such factors, the pressure is mounting for its legislative repeal.
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38235
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At Levine Children’s Hospital, procedures such as open-heart surgery can repair congenital heart defects. Cape Fear Valley Heart and Vascular Center offers pacemaker and defibrillator aftercare. Through such facilities and cutting edge medical procedures, cardiac conditions like an open valve or arrhythmia no longer close the door to a new lease on or extension of life.
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Defined as the Olympic Games equivalent for horses is the World Equestrian Games. Cited as the most attended sports event in the state, its projected revenue was 400 million dollars. The thirteen-day event was expected to impact the economies of towns such as Asheville and Hendersonville. Tryon International Equestrian Center’s as its locale can be attributed to its efforts at revitalizing the surrounding job market, in initiatives such as reviving All American Homes of North Carolina, Inc. as US Precision Construction LLC. Choosing North Carolina as its site may be a nod to its reputation for producing thoroughbreds such as Sir Archie, whose descendants include Secretariat, Seattle Slew, and Native Dancer.
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38237
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Cannon Mills’ company identity became associated with Cabarrus County and Concord. Today, its image reflects non-profit rather than profit based pursuits. Descendants of its founders are investing in higher education institutions across the state like Brevard College and local charities like Cabarrus Red Cross. The family’s hometown, touted as the 11th fastest growing city in North Carolina, shows economic promise in historic buildings such as the renovated Hotel Concord, slated to contain forty apartments and five commercial spaces.