Another Depression Era Governor

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Gov.-elect Bev Perdue is traveling around North Carolina this month, holding summits with business leaders and trying to gauge just how much of an uphill climb she will have when she takes office in January.

And she’s been reading a little, too.

In an interview with the Triangle Business Journal, Perdue said she is looking back 75 years ago to O. Max Gardner, the Old North State’s Depression-era governor, for inspiration on how to deal with the current economic crisis.

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