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for NC Arts Vol. 12 Issue 2, Winter 1998
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Fred Chappell was selected in December by Governor Hunt to be North Carolina’s poet laureate, the state’s highest literary honor. Chappell teaches at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and has written a dozen books of verse, two volumes of stories, one of literary criticism and seven novels.
Wayne Martin, folk life director at the North Carolina Arts Council, explained how traditional arts are an integral part of the culture of North Carolina and can contribute to a wealth of opportunities in cultural tourism. If done well, heritage tourism spurs economic development and helps preserve cultural traditions at the same time.
North Carolina has many strong school arts programs, often aided by school-community partnerships. Under the North Carolina Basic Education Program, public schools strive to offer a comprehensive arts education for students taught by certified arts teachers.