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Selected contents from the August 2001 issue
of the North Carolina Magazine

Cover Story

New Wines From an Old Vineyard
North Carolina’s 21 — and counting — wineries are proliferating, and
succeeding, in a state whose tradition in the industry dates a robust 400 years.

  Retirement Finances

Insuring Investments
For nervous investors who are concerned about what their financial future
might hold, an insurance policy on your mutual fund may retire your worries.


Cornering the Market
Buffeted in part by price swings in motor fuel and cigarettes, convenience stores 
in the state struggle to keep profit margins high in a rapidly changing, competitive industry. 

Community Profile

Rising Superstars
The historic values of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County are helping to foster
a new generation of growing companies in the heart of the Piedmont Triad.

Executive Profile

Quite a Stretch
Keith Crisco co-founded Asheboro Elastics Corp. in 1986. Fifteen years later, he’s
proof that farm boys can become successful city slickers yet remain true to their roots.


 Editor’s Desk
Regional Business Reports
Executive Voices
Publisher’s Column
Tar Heel Travels

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