Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for We the People of North Carolina Vol. 27 Issue 3, Mar 1969
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Grover C. Robbins of Watauga County is the founder of the Carolina-Caribbean Corporation. Some of Robbins’ development ventures have included the Tweetsie Railroad in Blowing Rock, construction of a monorail transportation system in the Beech Mountain resort area, and residential developments near Charlotte. This article describes Robbins’ background, business successes, and future development plans in western North Carolina.
Farmers are being hurt by the credit squeeze imposed by North Carolina’s six-percent interest ceiling. Large and small-scale North Carolina farmers have traditionally financed their machinery and equipment, and borrowed for living costs against their crops, through financial institutions. Because higher interest rates in other states are luring away low capital, private credit to farmers is said to be increasingly unavailable in North Carolina.
Texas Gulf Sulphur Company’s Beaufort County mining complex is a massive investment toward the recovery and processing of phosphate, a material which forms one of the basic ingredients of fertilizers. The mining complex is situated on an inlet of the Pamlico River, and overlies the Castle Hayne Aquifer. This article discusses concerns over mining operations, groundwater conditions, pollution, and legislation.
The Brevard Music Center in Transylvania County calls itself “The Summer Cultural Center of the South.” The center is an international summer institute and festival enrolling thousands of students who participate in orchestra, ballet, dance, and opera. This article discusses development, financing, and plans for improvement at the music center.