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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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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.
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38236
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A Weaverville company’s handiwork is displayed globally and beyond. Started in 1941, A-B Emblem is identified as one of the three largest patchmaking companies in the world. Included in this family-owned business’ clientele are the US Army and Department of Homeland Security. Included in the patches pictured are ones made for NASA astronaut Thomas P. Stafford, Daytona International Speedway, and the Fire on the Mountain Blacksmith Festival.
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38238
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A Weaverville company’s handiwork is displayed globally and beyond. Started in 1941, A-B Emblem is identified as one of the three largest patchmaking companies in the world. Included in this family-owned business’ clientele are the US Army and Department of Homeland Security. Included in the patches pictured are ones made for NASA astronaut Thomas P. Stafford, Daytona International Speedway, and the Fire on the Mountain Blacksmith Festival.
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