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The level of business activity in North Carolina rose a
marginal one-tenth of a percent during July, according
to the Wachovia Business Index Compared to July
1977, the business activity level was up 3.3 percent.
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.1
percent in July, compared to 3.7 percent in June. The
national rate for July was 6.2 percent, compared to 5.
percent in June. The unadjusted unemployment rate
for North Carolina was 4.5 percent in July.
Car and truck sales were down during July; however,
year-to-date car sales are 2.1 percent above 1977 and
truck sales are 15.5 percent above the total for the first
seven months of 1977.
The Wachovia North Carolina Business Index
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monthly basis using indicators ofefnployment, production
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RALEIGH--A statewide conference on children in
Winston-Salem Septembei^29 will focus on "Raising a
New Generation in North Carolina," according to
Governor Jim Hunt, who has called for the conference.
? Co-sponsored by the State Goals and Policy Board,
the day-long public conference in September will be
held at Winston-Salem's Benton Convention Center.
Educators, day care operators, health experts, parents
and others " in North Carolina interested in child
development are invited to attend.
Governor Hunt will preside over the conference,
Four workshops will be held concurrently throughout
the day on the topics of the family, child care, child
health and basic skills education.
Registration for the September 29 conference is $6,
which covers luncheon and materials. Those who plan
to attend are asked to call toll-free 800-662-7952 by
September 22 so that plans for food may be made.
~W&SfIfN TON^Vernon Jordan, presidenl_=o?^*he
National Urban League, Gov.Jerry Apodaca of New
Mextco~and Newark Mayor Kenneth ^Gibson will be
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three-day symposium sponsored by the National
Research Council's Committee on Minorities .jn
Engineering (CME), September 14-16.
The announcement of the agenda for the symposium,
Avhich^vill be held Jiere at the National Academy of
Sciences, was made by Dr. Thomas Martin, president
of the Illinois Institute of Technology and chairman of
The symposium is being sponsored by CME in
conjunction with the National Advisory Council on
Minorities in Engineering (NACME), an organization
consisting of corporations, colleges and universities,
professional organizations and foundations.
The objectives of the five-year-old CME are to
achieve parity among engineering school freshmen by
1982 and among engineering school graduates by 1987.
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RALEIGH--REst areas alongNartETCarolina^ highways
are getting a face-lift, including a fresh coat of
paint in designer colors, improved lighting, additional
sidewalks and new toilet fixtures. Tom
Brad&haw, Secretary of the North Carolina
Department of Transportation, said work began in late
July to renovate 41 older facilities of the State's 57 rest
areas on interstate highways and primary roads.
Most of the rest areas were built around 20 years
ago," Bradshaw said, "and are badly in need of repair.
Not only will this program improve the appearance of
these facilities, but it also will mean that travelers will
get more service and added convenience from them."
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.vr^i.vni-1 iic oiaic nua Lite L.ommission has
recommended that a license fee increase proposal be
brought before the next session of the legislature. The
increases will have to be passed by the General
Assembly before becoming law.
. "We regret having to recommend license fee
increases; but if we're to maintain our present level of
services, we've got to have additional sources of
revenue," said Bob Gordon, chairman of the N.C.
Wildlife REsources Commission. "There's very little in
the budget we can trim without cutting back on
The proposed license fees are as follows: The
resident sportsman's license would be increased to $30,
the non-resident sportsman's license would be $60, the
resident combination hunting and fishing license would
be $12.50 and a game lands use permit would be $10.
A resident hunting license would be $10, a resident
county hunting license would be $5, a residenfTTtjp
game lilcense would be $10, a primitive weapons
license would* be $6, a non-resident hunting license
would be $35 and a non-resident six-day hunting
license would be $30, and a non-resident big game
hunting license would be $22.50.
A resident fishing license would be $10, a resident
county fishing license would be $5, a resident special
trout license would be $5, a non-resident special trout
license would be $8, a non-resident State fishing license
would be $15, a resident one-day fishing license would
be $1.7% and a non-resident one-dav fishinc license
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would be $3.25.
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ROOTS author Alex Haley is fond of saying that when a
black youth goes to college, every member of that
family walks a little taller, the opening of school at
Winston-Salem State University bore oat the ImportN.C.
"By Sblryn^Brltcher earnings of a North Caro
Staff Writer Una worker in June 1978
was $4.42 per hour, the
North Carolina factory lowest of the eight states,
. Kentucky had the highest
production workers earn J . .
average hourly wage-less
money on the average ,g foUowed by Alabama
than their counterparts m 7 ^ J5 3g and Tennessee.s
southern states, according
to a study released by the
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Whr^f'QVmir 5176'80, the lowest of the
Wl w ilAII region;-Kentucky again
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families, like the one pictured above, turned out to help
the students get off to a good start.
? Paid Lowest
AlabamaJiad S224.88. fol- scheduled hours but reprelowed
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1 he Nortii Cur A\ru vuluivwi for Quality Education is
organizing public hearings on the issue of the
competency test to be hold - at various locations
throughout the state in September and October. The
Coalition is a mass organization arising from the
August 12 conference in Durham to oppose the test.
"The hearings.are being planned in response to
growing public concern over the tests and to the failure
of the state of North Carolina to set up an apparatus to
clarify the issue," stated Nelson Johnson, Cochairperson
for the Coalition. "The state held only one
hearing in July, and that was so poorly publicized that
-ftfHy The state has not opened
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North Carolina to understand the frilir Iniylll'allCITr^uf1 '
the test. It is critical that people throughout the state
understand the issue and what effect it will have on
education and jobs for black, white working class and
The group denounces the manner_ in which a
proposed personal property tax rebate has been
opposed to increased funding of education in recent
public statements from Gov. Hunt and the State Board
of Education. Gov. Hunt this week called for a rebate of
personal property taxes. The oard has complained to
the press that a rebate makes furthei^expenditure on
education impossible. "Granting a tax rebate and
upgrading educational funding are not mutually exclusive,"
stated Johnson, "as Hunt and his
personallv-chosen Board of Education would have us
In response to objections that a trained teachers
should be used, Mizell said, "Since the people who
originated the test say it's a minimum level test, you
should not have to have a Phd. to teach a student how to
read a map."
Records will be kept and evaluations made of the
program to determine how effective the approach is,
said Mizell. He said the -project may convince tim
schools to adopt some of the approaches used.
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