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for The State Vol. 35 Issue 9, Oct 1967
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In the last twenty years, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte has transformed itself from a campus of a few hundred square feet with one classroom labeled \"Lost and Found\" and only 276 students, to a burgeoning center of higher education encompassing 900 acres and nine spacious buildings serving more than 2,000 students. As one of a dozen extension centers set up by the University of North Carolina for the returning veterans of WWII, UNC-Charlotte served GIs who would have had no other chance to attend college. Under the direction of Dr. Bonnie Cone, the school was made a part of the Charlotte school system in 1949 due to the veteran's program abandonment by the federal government, and by 1958 it had become part of the North Carolina Community College system.
Randolph County stands on the threshold of losing its most prominent claim to fame. Two of the three covered bridges still standing in North Carolina are located in Randolph County and may deteriorate unless special efforts are made to restore and preserve them. The Pisgah Bridge is located 14 miles southwest of Asheboro off U.S. 220 and the Skeen's Mill bridge, which is the longer of the two, is located about six miles off of U.S. 64, nine miles west of Asheboro.