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for Business North Carolina Vol. 18 Issue 5, May 1998
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Started in 1994, Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers, Inc. (TROSA) in Durham is a tough, no-nonsense, two-year drug rehabilitation program run by Kevin McDonald. Participants get room, board, and a chance for a new beginning.
Tom Peacock of Hamlet built the state's first alligator farm in 1997. Hatchlings cost $35 and take three years to mature. A market-ready alligator sells for around $240. Peacock got the idea when a friend needed a way to dispose of dead chickens on his poultry farm.
The state's largest general contractors are ranked. The companies average forty-eight years in operation, but only fourteen are owned locally. Two Charlotte companies, Shelco, Inc. and McDevitt Street Bovis, are first and second on the list.