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3/22/2002



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North Carolina Railroad chairman steps down, shuffling board leadership


North Carolina Railroad Co. (NCRR) March 20 announced that Chairman Sam Hunt recently resigned but will remain a board member. Vice Chairman Brad Wilson, senior vice president of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, was named chairman; and Bill Kincheloe, an NCRR board member since 1987, vice chairman. President Scott Saylor will continue in that role.
Hunt, a former North Carolina legislator and secretary of transportation, served as chairman since 1996, and as president between 1996 and 2000.
"Sam Hunt took over as chairman at a troubled time, when there were many controversial decisions regarding North Carolina's future with rail," said North Carolina Governor Mike Easley in a prepared statement.
NCRR owns and manages a 317-mile rail corridor from Morehead City to Charlotte, N.C., over which Norfolk Southern Railway and Amtrak daily operate more than 60 trains. The company seeks to improve and protect the state's rail properties and corridors to enhance freight and passenger service, and promote economic development.


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