Business & Politics

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Barber Reddin Honeycutt is a Cut Above The Rest

With his razor-sharp craftsmanship, Reddin Honeycutt is the boss at Cat’s Barber Shop in Fayetteville.
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Tobacco Auction Maestro is a Master of a Lost Art

Without getting winded, seasoned auctioneer Chuck Jordan can sell 300,000 pounds of the golden leaf in 38 minutes flat.
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arcBARKS: Bakers for Barkers

Far more than mere ingredients go into a two-inch treat for pooches at arcBARKS, a Greensboro bakery.

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The Toy That Requires a License: Black Cadillac Olds

For decades, the epitome of luxury on Christmas Day has been a Coupe de Ville with a big red bow. In Greensboro, a third-generation automobile family mans the wheel of a uniquely American dream.
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Ann Bailey Builds a Life on Diamond Dreams

A Nash County orphan at 8, a widow in her 30s, Ann Bailey decided early on that hard work was the best remedy for hardship. With unflagging determination and the help of her family, she built a sparkling empire from scratch.
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The Loray Mill Strike in Gastonia

Demands for higher pay and a 40-hour workweek ignite a furor in Gastonia in 1929.
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The History of Family Dollar Stores

Leon Levine built Family Dollar Stores from a basement bargain shop in Charlotte to a Fortune 500 company with thousands of stores across the nation. Now the man who created an empire is giving it away.
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How The Post Office Delivers Us The World

A mail carrier’s job is famously monotonous. But follow him — or her — around long enough, and understand the joy in a carrier’s day is bringing excitement to others.
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Jim Hunt: A Biography by Gary Pearce

Gary Pearce, Hunt’s confidant while in office and since, brings us the first insider’s look at Hunt’s years in public life.
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Opposites Attract

North Carolina’s odd couple embraced their similarities to form a powerful political team.
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