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In Sylva, North Carolina, Jackson Paper is a paper mill that produces paper for the construction of corrugated containers. The plant is one of three paper mills in the United States that does not discharge waste into surface or city water supplies. Rather, all of the water the plant uses is recycled, as is the material they use to make paper.
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Fred Klein, one of the Senior Managing Partners for Childress Klein Properties Inc. has helped structurally build Charlotte. His partnership team has emerged as the dominant developer in the Charlotte area, for it is responsible for the construction of such buildings as the Charlotte Plaza, the One First Union center, and the Duke Energy Center.
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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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National Wiper Alliance Inc. is recognized as the 2015 BUSINESS NORTH CAROLINA Small Business of the Year. Company president, Jeff Slosman, founded National Wiper in 1996 when looking for a way to reuse a dilapidated textile mill building in Swannanoa. National Wiper produces nonwoven wipes for restaurants, military contractors, and nursing homes, employs eighty-five, and projects 2015 revenues at $95 million.
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Geological Resources Inc. is a runner-up in the 2015 BUSINESS NORTH CAROLINA Small Business of the Year competition. Henry Brown started the Monroe-based company in 1971 while employed as a marine science professor at N.C. State University. Geological Resources provides environmental consulting for companies, employs twenty-eight, and expects to make $5 million in 2015.
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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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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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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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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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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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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.