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Index of Selected Contents
of the May 2002 Issue of the 
North Carolina Magazine

Cover Story

Profits & Pills

Employee healthcare costs will rise as much as 20 percent this year, 
further straining already tight budgets. You need some strategies 
for containing the increase and we offer several.

Executive Profile

Two-Way Street

David Hoyle has long been one of the best friends of business 
in the state Senate. The Dallas native says he learned a lot 
about education in politics, and vice versa. 

Community Profile

Strong Medicine

The arrival of several industrial and biotech companies 
has invigorated Lee County’s traditionally robust economy. Their impact 
has been especially felt in the county seat of Sanford and its historic downtown.

Small Business

Wind at Your Back

A surprising number of state agencies, among them the 
North Carolina Small Business & Technology Development Center, 
are giving small business owners the resources they need to stay afloat.

Tar Heel Travels

The Swag

Four of North Carolina’s highest mountain ranges 
are visible from The Swag, a secluded country inn 
that rests peacefully among 250 acres just north of Waynesville.

Editor’s Desk
State Government
Executive Voices
Publisher’s Column



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