Governor-elect using pages from former governor Gardner

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Just weeks away from taking the helm of a state confronting the most serious economic mess it has faced since perhaps the 1930s, Governor-elect Beverly Perdue is undergoing a self-taught history lesson for guidance. As part of her late-night reading, she has devoured all she has been able to find on O. Max Gardner, the governor who led North Carolina … Read More

The First 100 Days

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Our new Governor will immediately be hit by a huge budget crisis. First quarter revenues for the state amounted to $230 million less than projected and seasoned observers are predicting as much as a two billion dollar shortfall by … Read Article

North Carolina’s challenge for these times

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Nobody likes to cut back. It’s not the American way. We are the country that has always blazed new trails, expanded our horizons, improved, invented and innovated our way to a better tomorrow. So the notion of reducing, slowing down, and eliminating is foreign to most of us, especially if we are being forced into this posture. But the impact … Read More

Myron Cohen Receives O Max Gardner Award

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Dr. Myron S. Cohen, one of the world’s leading authorities on the transmission and prevention of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases, on Friday received the O. Max Gardner Award from the University of North Carolina Board of Governors. The awards, given annually since 1949, were established by the will of Gov. Oliver Max Gardner to recognize faculty who have … Read More

Perdue had our ear but wasted the opportunity

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Perdue has frequently likened our current situation to that of the Great Depression, citing Governor O. Max Gardner’s leadership during those hard times. Whereas Gardner instilled public confidence by speaking plainly and telling people exactly what the state was facing, Perdue spoke broadly of hard times and tough decisions. Gardner used the opportunity to tell his story the way he … Read More