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The North Carolina Coastal Federation is a nonprofit organization that protects the natural North Carolina coast. Formed in 1982 in response to peat miners’ plans to harvest land near the Pamlico and Albemarle sounds, the federation members spend much of their time removing crab pots and other debris from coastal waters.
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Money manager Isaac Green heads Piedmont Investment Advisors LLC in Durham, one of North Carolina’s largest money managers. He discusses his plans to expand despite difficult financial times for similar businesses.
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New Bern, the colonial capital of North Carolina, has a rich history that attracts tourists, businesses, and new residents alike.
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Wilmington-based startup, Next Glass acquired rights to the California-based app called Untappd in 2016. Untappd uses science and algorithms to provide wine and beer recommendations to users based on their logged taste preferences. After the merge, the company revealed a new product, Untappd for Business, which allows brewers and bars access to the app’s users for promotional purposes.
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Duke Energy has adjusted to the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan to reduce the emission of Carbon-dioxide from coal-fired electric generation plants. The company has found other ways to create energy for its customers, including using solar power, building natural-gas plants, and using nuclear energy.
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27685
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In this Transportation and Logistics Round Table, transportation experts gathered to discuss the industry’s successes and challenges in North Carolina.
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Although Moore County is most known for its golfing opportunities, tourism is not the only industry that drives the economy. Diversification has brought in new businesses that take advantage of resources unique to the county. Such industries as real-estate agents and economic developers (like Situs Group LLC); R. Riveter which hires military spouses to make high-end bags from surplus military materials; Reitz Fan and Blower Inc.; Pactiv LLC, the world’s largest food packaging and food-service products producer; and health care all create the fabric of the Moore County economy.
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Business North Carolina (NoCar HF 5001 B8x), Vol. 37 Issue 1, January 2017, p94, 96, 98, 100-101, il, por Periodical Website
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Charlotte had a difficult year between the passage of House Bill 2, the loss of hosting rights for national events, deep political divisions, and the death of Keith Scott and the riots that followed. Despite all of this, Charlotte has earned attention internationally and been named Business North Carolina’s 2016 Mover and Shaker of the Year.
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Nuclear energy has proven to be a safe, clean, and reliable alternative form of energy. Nuclear plants in North Carolina have been successful, but there is still some resistance to using nuclear power.
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New mandates and goals to use more renewable energy have resulted in northeastern North Carolina becoming a place to generate wind and solar power.
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27690
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Colleges and universities in North Carolina are now using high-tech classrooms and partnerships with major industries to help educate the next generation of energy workers.
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Being personally impacted by skyrocketing wireless plans prices inspired David Morken to found Republic Wireless. His Raleigh based company offered features for Republic customers such as wi-fi calling. Android phone customers could also access Republic’s wi-fi feature by purchasing the SIM card that allows download of the company’s app.
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North Carolina’s population reached 10 million by 2017. Factors noted were states of origin, numbers of people moving and out, counties that have decreased and increased in population, and abroad ethnic groups most contributing to the population explosion.
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The adage “a picture says a thousand words” can explain the success Southern Pines’ newspaper, The Pilot, had in 2015-2016. In those years, the National Newspaper Association awarded it first place for best community newspaper in America. Pictured were the staff that helped to make this success possible.
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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.