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for North Carolina Vol. 55 Issue 10, Oct 1997
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Raleigh architect Kenneth E. Hobgood is the 1997 Kamphoefner Prize winner. The award is named for Henry Kamphoefner, founder and dean of the N.C. State University School of Design. It is the most prestigious honor for architects in the state.
Danie A. Johnson, an Asheville architect, was awarded the 1997 William Henry Deitrich Medal for Service. The yearly award is given to the state architect performing outstanding service to the profession and to their community.
Textiles and agriculture once fueled Richmond County's economy. Now, with businesses relocating to the county and others expanding, plus the soon-to-be-completed Interstate 73-74, the county looks toward greater economic development.
With federal and state funding for the arts declining, a number of the state's corporations are making financial contributions to support programs. For example, NationsBank has given $15 million to support uptown Charlotte art projects.
Stephen Stroud grew up in Rutherford County. In 1972, he founded Carolantic Realty, a successful Raleigh real estate company. Today, he heads the Centennial Authority, which oversees development of Raleigh's new Entertainment and Sports Arena.