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11977
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North Carolina is one of twenty-eight states participating in Operation Lifesaver, a railroad safety program that seeks to educate drivers about the problem of car-train accidents. States utilizing the program have seen a reduction in this type of accident. North Carolina has over 4,000 miles of railroad tracks and over 5,500 crossings where the road and track intersect.
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We the People of North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 38 Issue 7, July 1980, p34, 36, 97-98, il
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11976
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Markets for North Carolina's manufacturing and agricultural products are expanding beyond the regional and national markets to foreign ones, placing greater importance on the state's ports at Morehead City and Wilmington. The state ranks thirteenth in the nation as an exporter and in 1979 sent $3.5 billion worth of products overseas.
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We the People of North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 38 Issue 7, July 1980, p26, 28, 99-102, il
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11974
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Governor James Hunt appointed Thomas Bradshaw Transportation Secretary in 1977. He has performed so well in this position that in December 1979 he was offered an appointment as Federal Highway Administrator in the U.S. Department of Transportation. He declined, stating he preferred to remain with the state program.
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11973
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Bobby Murray founded Bobby Murray Chevrolet, Inc., in Raleigh in 1965. We the People of North Carolina magazine features him in the Businessman in the News section.
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We the People of North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 38 Issue 7, July 1980, p13-14, 16, 95-96, por
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11975
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Finch presents a report on North Carolina's public transportation plans and progress.
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We the People of North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 38 Issue 7, July 1980, p20, 22, 24, 102, il
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11978
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Thomas Built Buses was founded in 1916 by Perley A. Thomas in High Point. Thomas was working for the Southern Car Company, and when that company went out of business, he started his own streetcar company. When streetcar use declined, he moved into the manufacture of buses.
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11980
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Biltmore House, the home of George Vanderbilt near Asheville, opened to the public in 1930. When William Cecil, Vanderbilt's grandson, returned to claim his inheritance in 1960, he found the property beginning to show signs of age and losing money. Over the next two decades Cecil spent millions upgrading the property, which now attracts over 400,000 visitors a year.
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11984
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The Grove Park Inn was built by Edwin Wiley Grove, who had made a fortune in patent medicines. Construction began in 1912 and was finished in 1913. Often called \"the finest resort hotel in the world,\" the Inn was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
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11983
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The North Carolina Zoological Park at Asheboro recently opened Africa, its first permanent phase. Zoo director Robert L. Fry discusses what the Zoo will mean to the business community and what the business community can mean to the Zoo.
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11986
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Griffin discusses the restoration project being carried out at the Moravian village known as Old Salem. Moravians founded the town in 1766 and unlike many early American towns it was a planned community.
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11982
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Orton Plantation Gardens is one of the country's oldest plantation showplaces. O'Brien discusses what to see during a visit there.
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11985
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New Bern's Tryon Palace served as capitol of the Royal Colony of North Carolina and as residence of the royal governor. The restored palace and gardens reflect the state's colonial past in impressive fashion.
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11979
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Daniel T. Roth, Director of the North Carolina Travel & Tourism Division, discusses what the industry needs to handle the influx of vacationers coming to North Carolina every year. In 1979, the industry generated an estimated $2.2 billion in dollar turnover.
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We the People of North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 38 Issue 7, July 1980, p42, 103-104, il
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11981
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Kapp discusses what can be seen during a visit to Bath, the state's oldest town. Each year the town's history, charm, and a relaxing slow pace attract over 30,000 visitors.
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11992
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When Thad Erue, Jr. and Charles Winston opened the Angus Barn in Raleigh on June 28, 1960, many thought the enterprise would be unsuccessful. The motif was modeled on Winston's grandfather's barn, and the specialty was Angus steaks, which no other restaurant was serving. The Angus Barn is now one of the most famous restaurants in the nation and is consistently in the top one.
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