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North Carolina Magazine Index for June 1999

C o v e r S t o r y
Let the Games Begin!
Three years of planning reach fruition June 26 when the Special Olympics World Games opens in the Triangle for nine days of spirited competion among 7,000 athletes from 150 countries around the world. Up to 400,000 people are expected to see what will be the world’s largest sporting event this year.

E x e c u t i v e P r o f i l e
One of Greensboro’s Greatest
Whenever worthy causes need a champion –– from building the Y to helping two hospitals merge –– city leaders know that Ralph Shelton of Southeast Fuels can be counted on to give his time and considerable talents until the job is done.

R e t a i l i n g
The Financials of Food
In the grocery business, you have to know your markets and keep an eye on tough competitors across the street.

T r a n s p o r t a t i o n
Cranes & Planes
The two go together at airports across North Carolina, where a surging number of airline passengers is necessitating construction of parking decks, access roads and new runways.

C o l u m n s

Editor’s Desk on money and politics
Executive Voices on business improvement districts
Tar Heel Travels on the new Grandover Resort in Greensboro


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