Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for We the People of North Carolina Vol. 39 Issue 8, Aug 1981
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Russell L. Stephenson is the founder and president of Stephenson Millwork Company, Inc. in Wilson. The company specializes in architectural woodwork and craftsmanship. This article discusses Stephenson’s background and the development of his company.
Jefferson Productions, a subsidiary of Jefferson-Pilot Broadcasting Company, has been producing television commercials in Charlotte since 1962. Today the company is one of the largest television commercial production firms in the country. The firm’s clients have included Ford, Chrysler, Hardee's, Hellman’s Mayonnaise, and other major corporations.
Public Service Company of North Carolina, Inc., is diversifying and restructuring its operations into five new subsidiaries. The subsidiaries will focus on natural resources, energy, natural gas and oil exploration, and propane production. Public Service is expecting continued rapid growth of its utility operations and is making plants to accommodate that growth.
The North Carolina Department of Commerce Film Office recently estimated that national television commercial making in this state had a twenty-four-million-dollar economic impact last year. Darryl’s Restaurant in Raleigh has gained much of its success by advertising in television commercials. This article discusses the advertising and television commercial industry.
Preliminary reports of 1980 North Carolina population and housing show the total population in the state to be fifteen-percent higher than in 1970. As compared to other states, North Carolina has become the tenth most populous state during the past decade. This article discusses these population statistics, growth in the number of housing units and city expenditures.
Digital switching systems, such as those developed by Northern Telecom, Inc., have revolutionized telecommunications. North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park has upgraded to this new digital system with a new subsidiary facility, Northern Telecom Limited.