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for North Carolina Vol. 59 Issue 7, July 2001
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Thirteen counties comprise the Global TransPark region. It is home to almost 900,000 people and is a region primed for economic growth in the 21st century. While the TransPark itself has yet to get off the ground, a number of new and old companies are flourishing across the region. These include the QVC Distribution Center near Tarboro and the planned Cargo-Lifter facility in Jones and Craven counties.
High Point University has received a pledge of $1 million from Marsha B. and John C. Slane. The money will be used to help build an innovative Early Childhood Laboratory School. High Point University has around 3,000 students at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem.
At one time Carolina Power & Light maintained a fleet of 500 cars at its Raleigh parking lot. Now CP&L, and other companies, are discovering that they can cut expenses by renting cars instead of buying them. Triangle Rent A Car in Raleigh, the largest independent auto rental company in the Southeast, is profiled.
Mariam Cannon Hayes has established an endowment of $10 million at Appalachian State University for the School of Music. The gift is the largest in the school's history, and the university has named the music school the Mariam Cannon Hayes School of Music.
In the male-dominated bastion of Onslow County, with its huge military installations, Susanne Sartelle stands out. Since 1991, she has been president of the Jacksonville/Onslow Chamber of Commerce, the first woman to hold the position. Sartelle is featured in NORTH CAROLINA magazine's \"executive profile.\"