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One of North Carolina's newest niche economies is its growing wine industry. From Moonrise Bay Vineyard at the northern tip of the Outer Banks to Asheville's Biltmore Estate, North Carolina has 400 vineyards and around 72 wineries in 30 counties. The industry employs a workforce of over 5,700 with a payroll of about $159 million.
In January 2005, the Durham Herald-Sun, a paper locally owned by the Rollins family for over one hundred years, was sold to the Paxton Media Group, of Paducah, KY. Morgan reports on the continuing layoffs at the paper which is an indication of a trend toward less local news.