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North Carolina Magazine Index for September 1999

The College Countdown
It’s 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.

Community College Windfall
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.

Student Test 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.

E c o n o m i c D e v e l o p m e n t
The Boonies Begin Booming
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 x e c u t i v e P r o f i l e
Goodbye, Dr. Weems
Dr. John Weems, recently retired president of Meredith College, leaves a legacy of technological advances and financial stability at one of the state’s top women’s colleges.

C o 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.

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Executive Voices
State Government
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