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for North Carolina Vol. 58 Issue 12, Dec 2000
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On January 1, 2001, the Carolina Hotel at Pinehurst turns 100. The hotel now has 210 rooms and 12 suites and employs 320. It has attracted notables from all over the world, and numerous American celebrities and golfers have roomed there. James Walker Tufts considered it the centerpiece of his golf course when it opened in 1901, and it is still considered the \"queen of the south\" among hotels.
Appalachian State University opened the new George Holmes Convocation Center November 17, 2000. The 200,000-square- foot structure was paid for with privately raised funds. The three-story building includes an arena, six classrooms, thirteen laboratories, public service areas, and an indoor running track.
James Baxter Hunt, Jr., has been governor of North Carolina for four terms. In an interview with Tuttle, Hunt looks back over his sixteen years as governor, the longest anyone has served in that position, and looks forward to his future after January 2001.