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February 2016

Youth rising

Beaufort retailers Richie Carroll and Christina Baker and other young North Carolina entrepreneurs are optimistic and tech-savvy, with big dreams and high ideals, writer Jim Dodson concludes. But do they have staying power in a fast-changing world?

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Youth rising

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Beaufort retailers Richie Carroll and Christina Baker and other young North Carolina entrepreneurs are optimistic and tech-savvy, with big dreams and high ideals, writer Jim Dodson concludes. But do they have staying power in a fast-changing world?

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