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for We the People of North Carolina Vol. 43 Issue 1, Jan 1985
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Allen Mebane and his associates founded Unifi, Inc. in February 1971 in Greensboro. The company's purpose was to develop new and improved equipment to texturize raw polyester fiber more efficiently and more cost-effectively than the competition. They were successful, and texturized polyester yarn is their only product. We the People of North Carolina magazine features Mebane in their Businessman In the News section.
Meetings held by corporation off the business sites brought in $6.4 billion nationwide in 1983. While accurate figures are not available, the North Carolina Council of Conventions and Visitors Bureaus estimates that in 1981 conventions brought in over $100 million. This article provides alphabetically a listing of new or expanded convention facilities with a write-up briefly describing each.
In 1884, Heriot Clarkson opened a law office in Charlotte. Clarkson was later an associate justice on the North Carolina Supreme Court. Today, Clarkson's firm known as Parker, Poe, Thompson, Bernstein, Gage & Preston is one of the oldest law firms in continuous practice in North Carolina.
James Martin, a former chemistry professor at Davidson College, served five terms in the United States House of Representatives before deciding to run for Governor of North Carolina. On January 5, 1985, he became only the second Republican Governor of North Carolina to be elected during the 20th-century.
Newly elected North Carolina Governor James Martin discusses his background, why he decided to run for public office and later the governorship, and the power of the veto.