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for North Carolina Vol. 53 Issue 9, Sept 1995
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John Biggers of Gastonia is the state's premier African American muralist. A Texas resident since 1949, he helped found Texas Southern's art department and taught there until he retired in 1983.
Located in Boone, Wilcox Natural Products is the country's biggest buyer and distributor of roots, herbs, and bark. Currently the company supplies 40 percent of the world market for botanical products, including goldenseal and wild cherry bark.
After years of flat enrollment because of a drop in the number of high school graduates, independent colleges like Barton are seeing increases resulting from state tuition grants to independent schools, out-of-state students, and aggressive advertising.
Across the state nearly twenty large convention centers, plus hundreds of hotels and other properties offering spaces to meet, are generating large revenues. A listing of convention facilities by city and county is included in the article.
Jay M. Robinson, chairman of the State Board of Education, must implement processes critical to public education: restructuring of the state education bureaucracy and decentralization of control of local schools.