Carolina Magazine Index for September 1999
Its never too early for you and your
children to start planning for college,
especially now that getting into, and affording,
the right one is tougher than ever.
The Community College System, after one of
its most successful budget years ever, can begin
to update equipment, raise faculty salaries and
hire more staff.
Scores Rise Again
The ABCs program delivers another year of
rising test scores and expectations for
elementary and high school students, with scores
up 9.1 percent on end-of-the-year exams.
o n o m i c D e v e l o p m e n t
Tax credits and incentives have helped put
North Carolina back atop national industrial
recruitment rankings with a record $7.8 billion
in new investment last year. But some predict a
grassroots rebellion against the
policy just as the strategy spreads Piedmont
prosperity to rural counties.
e c u t i v e P r o f i l e
Dr. John Weems, recently retired president of
Meredith College, leaves a legacy of
technological advances and financial stability at
one of the states top womens
m m u n i t y P r o f i l e
Looms to Lasers
With a model economic development program,
Cabarrus County attracts diverse, global
industries. But reminders of its past from
historic mill villages to elegant mansions
help the area retain its charm.
p a r t m e n t s
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