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28474
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Driver shortages, autonomous vehicles and home delivery are forcing Thomasville, NC’s Old Dominion Freight Line to stay nimble. The country’s 10th largest trucking company’s CEO discussed the challenges and opportunities facing the company in 2017. Younger drivers are not replacing older workers, autonomous technology in trucks will be coming soon, and online shopping has helped Old Dominion’s shares triple over the last five years.
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Princeville came back stronger after hurricane Floyd’s, but the devastation of hurricane Matthew is proving too much for many in the historic town. Many residents are struggling to rebuild and others have decided to sell their properties to the Federal Emergency Management Authority. The differences the hurricane has had on Tarboro and Princeville are also compared and contrasted.
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28573
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Controversy continues over wind power farms offshore North Carolina’s Outer Banks. While wind development would generate renewable energy, jobs and income, there are issues regarding politics, aesthetics, air navigation routes, and military training.
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28579
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To give a snapshot of North Carolina’s economy, a diverse group of business leaders share their perspectives on important trends. Statistics are provided for agriculture, banking, energy, health care, higher education, housing, law, life sciences, money management, and transportation.
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The town of Mount Olive has been in the pickle industry for 91 years. Mt. Olive Pickle Co. is a market leader in the growing pickle industry and has refused to be absorbed into larger corporations or divisions. The company is also looking for more ways to expand overseas.
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Contemporary promotional efforts taken by the hospitality industry entail lodgings that are “a home away from home,” and where visitors feel like locals. For example, Aloft Asheville’s has fostered dogs on site for guests’ comfort. Charlotte’s Marriott Guest Center’s effort to instill convenience has a technological angle, with guests checking in through their mobile devices.
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An assessment of the US Department of Education’s salary information granted pluses for including average annual salary for UNC system graduates and average annual cost for financial aid recipients. Factors rated as minuses: earning data only for students who received financial aid; totals including students who spent a semester at a school as well as graduates.
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Rosalind Fuse-Hall, president of Bennett College in Greensboro discusses the importance of historically black colleges and universities (HBCU). Although many HBCUs struggle with decreasing enrollment, their rich history and traditions are vital to the world of higher education.
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Wendell Murphy’s 20-year plan advances Duplin County beyond hog farming. The River Landing subdivision development is looking to expand its reach to Wilmington in hopes to market to second-home buyers and retirees.
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Valdese Weavers near Charlotte, North Carolina have been in the textile business for over a century. The employees still learn how to weave, a process that takes years to master.
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The High Point Market is the world’s largest home furnishing show bringing in 5.4 billion dollars in economic impact to the state. Over 75, 000 people will attend this year’s show and more than 2, 000 vendors will sell their goods. The influence of cheaper furniture from China, online shopping, competition from other cities, and the effects of House Bill 2 are having negative effects on the market. Despite problems, the show still goes on and provides a unique experience for market attendees.
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30192
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North Carolina’s college system is as diverse as it is large, from a school founded for American Indians to its flagship campus in Chapel Hill. This article profiles chancellors of the University of North Carolina, Philip Duboise and Robin Cummings. Also provided is the annual higher education directory, is a comprehensive list that includes enrollment totals, tuition rates, and freshman acceptance rates.
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30187
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The Duke Energy chief, Lynn Good, is one of twenty female CEOs in the S&P 500 and a member of an even more elite group of women who hold the dual role of CEO and chairman of the board. The Charlotte-based utility serves millions of customers in the Carolinas, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. In an interview, Good discusses lessons learned and how she manages her time.
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30186
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North Carolina has become an important player in renewable energy, with solar and wind farms and other projects attracting billions of dollars. The investment reflects state law requiring utilities to lessen their reliance on coal, natural gas and nuclear sources.
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Efforts to make the college campus a home away from home can be perceived in Lees-McRae’s pet policy. This policy can be perceived in the animals that students are allowed to have in buildings such as the Banner Elk School. The welcoming of pets can be measured in the Pet Council, which enforces rules and handles complaints. It is also reflected in the policy that distinguishes between an assistance animal and a pet.