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for North Carolina Vol. 56 Issue 7, July 1998
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The state ranks tenth among states that export products. Supporting those trading efforts are a number of organizations and agencies, including the N.C. Departments of Commerce and Agriculture, the State Ports Authority, and the N.C. World Trade Association.
Twenty-one counties have school-based health centers that treat minor illnesses that otherwise would require parents to take time off from work. Students receive good health care, and businesses benefit through reduced employee absenteeism and lowering health insurance costs. Rockingham County's program is profiled.
Forty-nine years ago, Finley Golf Course opened outside Chapel Hill, giving UNC golfers a home field for ACC play. Over the years the course has deteriorated. A $9-million remake, directed by Tom Fazio, will refurbish it. Completion is set for October, 1999.
Job-site safety programs teach employees that staying safe on the job is the bottom line. Program effectiveness is seen in the statewide decline in workplace accidents and in the almost thirty percent drop in the cost of employer- paid insurance premiums.
Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina, the state's largest professional organization for independent insurance agents, is marking its one hundredth anniversary in 1998. Reforms the organization has promoted include mandatory auto liability insurance.