Greensboro Natural Science Center Aiming For State's Top Ten

10:37 AM, Mar 4, 2011   |    comments
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Greensboro, NC -- Just two months into the year, the Natural Science Center has already hosted more than 100,000 visitors. The traveling exhibit Bodies Revealed brought big crowds, and news today about some additions will likely bring even more: three baby maned wolves were born in the zoo and go on display next week; Titanic, The Artifact Exhibition will make a four-month stop of the center in July; and Healthquest should open in early June. The Business Journal talked with Executive Director Glenn Dobrogosz. "We've had 100,000 visitors already this year and we're just now entering our busy season," Dobrogosz says of spring and summer. "We promised our supporters that we would be a Top 10 (state) attraction within five years. But it could happen this year."  The Business Journal found "to do that, the center would need to draw more than 400,000 visitors - a better than 25-percent increase over last year (291,000), which was its all-time record."

Kernersville, NC -- Kernersville Medical Center opens to patient March 16, but you can see it this weekend.  Sunday is an open house for the new hospital. The Business Journal reports "at least 400 providers already have admitting privileges at the 50-bed, $100 million hospital east of N.C. 66 near Interstate 40 - about 100 more than the 60-bed Presbyterian Hospital Huntersville had when it opened in 2004."

Lexington, NC -- Lowes is expanding and adding jobs in the Triad.  The Business Journal reports "the expansion will involve the assembly and distribution of unfinished cabinetry to be sold in Lowe's home improvement stores throughout the region, said company spokesperson Karen Cobb. The site at 547 Lowe's Road, east of I-85 on N.C. 64, currently assembles and distributes doors."  It will mean about 25 new jobs.

Justin Catanoso, The Business Journal

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