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for North Carolina Vol. 59 Issue 6, June 2001
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In the last eighteen months Cleveland County has lost 900 jobs, and in January 2001, its unemployment rate topped 8.2 percent. However, an incentives package offered Wal-Mart by Cleveland County and the city of Shelby will soon reverse that. The company will begin construction of a huge distribution center in 2001. When completed in 2002, the center will employ 500. It is Cleveland County's largest industrial expansion in forty years.
North Carolina is home to eleven minor league baseball teams, from Class A to Triple AAA. Several new ball parks, a commitment to customer service, and clever marketing will bring two million fans to ballparks in 2001.
Dr. Phail Wynn, Jr., president of Durham Technical Community College, is profiled by North Carolina magazine. The recipient of numerous awards, Wynn had been president since 1980.