Goodmon says: Get it together

By: - September 2, 2005 4:49 am

Raleigh News & Observer

By JONATHAN B. COX, Staff Writer

PINEHURST — Jim Goodmon, one of the Triangle’s most powerful corporate executives, blistered the business community Wednesday, saying leaders are unconcerned about problems facing the state.

North Carolina is failing to progress, said Goodmon, chief executive of Capitol Broadcasting, owner of the Triangle’s CBS and Fox television affiliates. It is struggling with a flawed education system, low worker morale and an inadequate juvenile court system.

And it lacks a plan to fix them, he said. Politicians have failed to develop a strategy for improvements, even incremental ones. (more…)

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