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Will Morgan, executive director of the North Carolina chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association, worked with the North Carolina General Assembly to help pass legislation creating a saltwater fishing license. The issue, which had been debated for over a decade, passed in 2004. North Carolina was the only state between Texas and Delaware that did not have this license. The license is a user fee and costs $15 annually or $1 for a seven-day permit. Fees will be used for marine projects and scholarships for students pursuing marine science degrees.
The Mitchell Gold Co., based in Taylorsville, is a different type of furniture maker. While many other companies in the industry are in a slump, this one added 100 jobs and increased revenues 15 percent in 2004 and will complete a 240,000-square-foot expansion in early 2005. The company was founded by Mitchell Gold and with about 700 employees, is Alexander County's largest employer.