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Lorillard Name Ends In Greensboro

Image of 19th Century Trade Card About Lorillard
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A 19th Century American Trade Card About Lorrilard Tobacco Company that has now been absorbed in a three-way deal.

With the completion of a $29 billion merger, the Lorillard Tobacco Company ends in Greensboro.

The tobacco giant that had roots in 18th-century New York and created the top selling menthol cigarette brand, Newport, has officially been absorbed by Reynolds American and Imperial Tobacco in a three-way deal.

Meanwhile, Greensboro is grappling with a bill in the legislature that would redraw city council districts and cut the number of members from nine to seven.

Host Frank Stasio talks with Greensboro News and Record reporters Joe Killian and Dick Barron about the latest from the Triad.

Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.
Will Michaels is WUNC's General Assignment Reporter and fill-in host for "Morning Edition"