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30560
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In a new chapter for North Carolina's shipwrecks, skin divers are bringing up some of the secrets of the ocean depths. The latest target has been the Confederate blockade runner FANNY AND JENNY, which lies in shallow waters off Wrightsville Beach. One of several Confederate blockade runners to be lost along the North Carolina coast, the FANNY AND JENNY met her fate bound from Bermuda to Cape Fear, and is believed to have a cargo of valuable goods such as a solid gold, gem encrusted sword intended as a gift to General Robert E. Lee from British sympathizers.
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30552
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Amendments made to Employment Security Laws by the last session of the North Carolina General Assembly, require compliance with new federal regulations that all employers of four or more people will have to begin paying unemployment insurance taxes. The previous stipulation was for eight employees. This will bring over 10,350 more employers and about 60,000 employees under the coverage of benefit payments when unemployed through no fault of their own.
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30554
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In recent years, competition among states and local communities to attract new industry to their areas has increased and taken on new major methods. Aiding businesses in locating to their areas, states and local entities use property tax exemptions, industrial bond issues, and quasi-public development corporations. However, some businesses, like General Electric which operates out of North Carolina, look for business climate, competitive costs and community loyalty rather than tax favors.
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30559
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Less than 20 years ago, the southern region of the United States was greatly concerned about its basic economy, with low income and wages, little industry, and few jobs. But in less than two decades, the South has staged a remarkable economic recovery, with fundamental adjustments to create a solid foundation, which has led to growth in industry and agriculture. Mechanization, growth in capital investments and rural development have all lent a hand to this reverse in economic development.
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30556
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A new industrial endeavor for North Carolina is the manufacture and distribution of North Carolina-made charcoal. Experimentation has begun using low-grade hardwoods which has little or now market value and clutters up sections of the state's 18 million acres of woodlands. So far two firms, in Mount Airy and Chapel Hill, are making charcoal from oak and hickory, and selling products in North Carolina storefronts, reportedly bringing down the cost of charcoal products sold in the state from other markets.
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30557
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A North Carolina coastal town has grown up and now brings in the glamor girls of high-powered boat racing. Elizabeth City, North Carolina is home to the International Cup Regatta that combines unlimited class hydroplanes with warm hospitality.
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30561
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Reports for the latter half of 1955 show that North Carolina business was good. Employment of available labor in every section of the state was high compared to similar periods and preceding months. Increased hiring, manufacturing employment, and seasonal adjustments were high from Asheville to Charlotte, and Greensboro to Fayetteville.
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30562
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The new Boone variety of the Irish potato has been successfully grown in the mountain counties of North Carolina. The extension horticultural specialist at State College shows that 992 bushels of potatoes was grown on only a 1.86 acre plot. From 2500 to 3000 bushels of foundation seed stock will be available for planting in 1956
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30571
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A milestone was marked in the increasing efforts of North Carolina to meet growing demands for forest tree seedlings. The Little River Nursery near Goldsboro, North Carolina was dedicated in November. It contains 100 acres, the largest of the three state managed tree nurseries. The nurseries, which are grown and managed to aid wood-using industries, represent part of the $741 million value of tree growing in the state.
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