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8725
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Visitors have been coming to Chimney Rock in Rutherford County since 1883. Lucius Morse and his brothers purchased it in 1902, for $5,000 and planned to develop it as a tourist attraction. The park has belonged to Morse family ever since. Over the years millions of people have visited the rock and made the climb to the top to enjoy the spectacular view. Recently there were fears that the Morse family would sell the 1,000-acre property, which was valued at $55 million, on the open market. However, in January 2007, Gov. Michael Easley announced that the state had purchased the property, and it will be added to the state park system.
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North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 65 Issue 3, Mar 2007, p32-33, il
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8724
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The great flood following Hurricane Floyd in 1999 devastated portions of Rocky Mount. A number of attractions, including the visual arts center and the children's museum, were destroyed. Wright discusses how civic leaders responded by spending $50 million from the public sector to enhance the city's quality of life and public facilities. For example, using the abandoned Imperial tobacco factory, Rocky Mount replaced the lost cultural attractions. In the downtown area, the city is in the midst of a revival, with a refurbished 1903 train station and renovations of historic properties.
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North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 65 Issue 3, Mar 2007, p30-31, il
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8722
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Golf is more than a game in North Carolina--it is a lifestyle. North Carolinians don't just want to drive to the golf course; they want to live next to it and enjoy all the amenities, such as full-service clubhouses, Olympic size pools, fitness centers, tennis courts, and more. Golfers are one of the highest-income purchasing groups in the housing market, and home prices and golf are definitely linked. A golf course sets the tone for the community and becomes the centerpiece. Depending on location, homes in golfing communities can run from $300,000 into the millions.
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North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 65 Issue 3, Mar 2007, p18-19, il
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8720
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Golfing is big business in the state. The North Carolina Division of Tourism, Film, and Sports Development has actively promoted golfing to travelers from England and Canada for years. In 2007, golfing promotions are taking place in Germany. The promotions go beyond just a trip to the tees and highlight the state's distinctive lodgings, food and wine, arts, shopping, and historic attractions. Wright highlights promotional activities to attract golfers.
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North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 65 Issue 3, Mar 2007, p7-8, il
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8723
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John Atkins III, incoming chairman of the North Carolina Citizens for Business and Industry (NCCBI) board, is profiled. Atkins is co-founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of O'Brien/Atkins Associates, one of the Research Triangle Metropolitan Area's largest architectural and engineering firms. Among his priorities are creating the best business climate in the nation and a world-class education system that produces a highly skilled, well-prepared workforce.
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North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 65 Issue 3, Mar 2007, p22-24, il
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8721
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The spa trend is sweeping the state's golf courses, as men and women golfers seek relaxation after a strenuous play of eighteen holes. Wright highlights several of them and what they have to offer, including The Spa at Pinehurst, the Grove Park Inn and Resort and Spa at Asheville, and the Grandover in Greensboro.
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North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 65 Issue 3, Mar 2007, p10-12, il
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8726
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IKEA, founded by Ingvar Kamprad of Sweden, is the top furniture retailer in the world, with more than 250 stores in 34 countries and sales in excess of $22 billion annually. It is a privately held company. The company recently announced a Charlotte location opening in 2009. The 345,000-square-foot IKEA Charlotte will occupy 25 acres and employ over 400. IKEA stores in Atlanta, Georgia and Woodbridge, Virginia are the closest to North Carolina at present.
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North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 65 Issue 3, Mar 2007, p34, il