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for Business North Carolina Vol. 4 Issue 2, Feb 1984
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Park grew up on a farm near Dobson in Surry County and graduated from North Carolina State University in 1930. After holding several different jobs, he began building a communications consortium in 1961. By 1977 he reached the FCC's then twenty-one station limit. He was also buying up newspapers. Today he owns twenty-four dailies, forty-seven weekly, semi-weekly and \"shopper\" papers. Circulation for all the papers is over 600,000.
Shaw traces the histories of five successful companies that began operations in North Carolina and kept their roots. They are representative of the many homegrown companies in the diverse economic sectors within the state. The companies are Branch Banking and Trust Company, RJ Reynolds Industries, Inc., Lance, Inc., Carolina Freight Corporation, and Food Lion, Inc.