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Index of Selected Articles
from the November 2001 Issue
of the North Carolina Magazine

Cover Story

Lean & Alive
Through a process called “deverticalizing” and by focusing on the available
technology, forward-thinking traditional industries are managing to weather the
global storm and downtrodden economy to remain profitable.

Managed Health Care

Health Care Headaches

Employers and employees often stand together when it comes to the mind-boggling task of
determining the extent of plan benefits. There are ways, however, to sift through the
mind-numbing detail and frequently arcane language to get the biggest bang for your buck. 

Special Section

Driven to Succeed

Sam Johnson got his start at a used car lot washing automobiles for $25 a day. Here’s what
hard work will do: More than 35 years later, the Charlotte resident owns a mega-dealership
with nearly 300 employees and annual sales of more than $164 million.  

Executive Profile

Faith & Finances

An abounding love, keen business sense and unbridled enthusiasm continue to
 guide Dr. Michael Blackwell’s work at Baptist Children’s Homes of
North Carolina, the state’s largest child service institution.

Tar Heel Travels

The Homestead

This slice of heaven in western Virginia, among the nation’s finest resorts since its
founding in 1776, fell on bad times in the 1980s. But the Pinehurst Company Resort
came along in 1993 and has restored The Homestead to prominence.


Editor’s Desk
Today in North Carolina
State Government

Executive Voices
Publisher’s Column

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