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31138
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Since 1956, the number of North Carolina citizens who are shareholders in American businesses has increased from 50,000 to 238,000. There was a nearly three-fold rise in shareowner population in the District during this time period, 1.2 million persons from all backgrounds owning stock in one or more of the nation's 6300 publicly held corporations.
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31136
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Based on figures from the North Carolina Board of Higher Education, 1962 fall registration in North Carolina's higher education institutes showed a 7.45% overall increase above the previous year. With the addition of 5603 new students, the college-going population in North Carolina reached a new high of over 80800 students, 60000 North Carolina residents.
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31137
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An annual increase of $30 million in requests has been made by the North Carolina State Board of Education to the Advisory Budget Commission for the improvement of public education. Of this increase, $22 million was requested for the nine month school fund for distribution of the local unites, and the remaining $8 million requested for various special programs.
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31148
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A new engineering laboratory building is to be constructed on the Research Triangle Institute campus. The 20,000 square foot laboratory and office space will be named in honor of the late William Trent Ragland of Raleigh, founder, president, and board member of Superior Stone Company, a construction materials division on Martin Marietta Corporation, one of the nation's industrial leaders in aerospace, chemicals and construction.
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31144
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North Carolina's home-building efforts are becoming more sophisticated. New products, applications and improved variations on established materials have stimulated the home buyer and builder in recent years. In North Carolina, an industry-wide effort--Horizon Home Program--was established in 1961 to help realize the goals of home builder cooperation to provide a better designed and built home to meet needs and desires.
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31142
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The Oratorio Singers of Charlotte, North Carolina began its organization in 1951, composed of people from all walks of life with a single passion--singing. The group has now achieved nation-wide attention and acclaim, directed by Donald Plott, Chairman of the Music Department at Davidson College. The group of singers performs not only in Charlotte and the surrounding region, but has also been seen and heard on radio and television.
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31146
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For the better part of 1962, North Carolina scored the 13th highest percentage gain among the 41 custom districts in export trade. The value of exports handled at the state's ports of Wilmington and Morehead City increased by 9.4%, valued at $60.5 million.
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31149
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Sunflower seeds are offering North Carolina farmers with a new source of income and agricultural diversity. The mountain and Piedmont regions of the state are ideal for sunflower production, with lower yields seen in the Coastal Plain. Yields of 1500 to 2000 pounds of seed per acre are expected under average conditions, providing a major component for bird feed or their oil.
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