Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for We the People of North Carolina Vol. 45 Issue 10, Oct 1987
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Winston-Salem has achieved national recognition for its quality of life, due to the city’s “first families” or the corporate citizens who built successful industries. With a strong economic development program now in full gear, Winston-Salem continues to implement a policy for planned growth. This article covers the history of Winston-Salem’s accomplishments and discusses current efforts to broaden the city’s economic and political base.
Robert R. Mauldin, chairman and chief executive officer of Peoples Bancorporation of Rocky Mount, credits customer loyalty as one of an institution’s most important assets. Peoples Bancorporation is North Carolina’s ninth largest bank holding company, and recently acquired a common stock of Citizens National Bank. Mauldin discusses his background and his experience working at Peoples Bancorporation.
This is an in-depth profile of the major corporations and businesses in Winston-Salem. The first major move came as early as 1979, when Hanes Corporation was acquired by Consolidated Foods, now Sara Lee Corporation. Winston-Salem continues to grow as the city recruits small businesses and local companies.
North Carolina’s local governments had high stakes in this year’s legislative session. Important bills dealt with abolition of the property tax on business inventories, highway rights-of-way, billboard regulation, the local option sales tax, among many other issues. David E. Reynolds, executive director of the North Carolina League of Municipalities, discusses these legislative acts and how they will affect the infrastructures of cities and towns.
The last five years represented relatively turbulent times for employee benefits. This article offers an analysis of benefits provided by ten North Carolina employers, and compares the statistics to nationwide trends.