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NC Rural Center Criticized in Audit

A new state audit says a taxpayer-funded nonprofit didn't provide proper oversight of millions in grants.  It also calls the $221,000 annual salary paid to North Carolina rural center president Billy Ray Hall as ``Not reasonable''.  Hall says the center maintains ``The highest degree of ethical and fiscal integrity.''  The center is supposed to spur economic development in 85 North Carolina counties.

 

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