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When WBT in Charlotte, the state's first commercial radio station, began broadcasting in April, 1922, people's horizons expanded to encompass national and international events and a variety of entertainment.
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The marketing of the state's scenic and historic areas and man-made attractions, like museums and aquariums, has made tourism a major business in North Carolina. Over 250,000 people are employed in travel-related businesses.
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2856
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In an age of mass-production technology, traditional craftsmen continue to practice their art across the state. They learn their skills from more experienced craftspersons or from schools, like the Penland School of Crafts.
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2855
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With the establishment of the North Carolina Film Office in 1980 and the creation of lighter moviemaking equipment, filmmaking in the state began to increase in places like Wilmington, Charlotte, and High Point.
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2858
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Commercial fishing's powerful machinery, nets, and technology have replaced the muscle-powered boats of the 1800s. Bigger nets, though, affect the environment through over fishing and accidental kills of other fish and animals.
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2854
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Railroads in the state have continued to prosper during the last fifty years despite a number of challenges, including mergers, changing engine technology, and competition from airline and trucking industries.
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2857
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From colonial times, the state's economy and connections with the nation and world depended, in part, upon an efficient transportation system. Once powered by water, then steam, the system is now fueled by petroleum.
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