Lance Holland, owner of Appalachian Mercantile in Bryson City, wears an eclipse T-shirt that merchants are wearing.
Lance Holland, owner of Appalachian Mercantile in Bryson City, wears an eclipse T-shirt that merchants are wearing. Bruce Henderson bhenderson@charlotteobserver.com
Lance Holland, owner of Appalachian Mercantile in Bryson City, wears an eclipse T-shirt that merchants are wearing. Bruce Henderson bhenderson@charlotteobserver.com

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    The Irish manufacturer Ingersoll Rand employs roughly 2,000 people in Davidson, where it has its North American headquarters. But the company still has about 1,000 open jobs.