John McCabe, left, senior vice-president of Global Operations at PayPal, holds up a carved wooden bowl (made by an artist from a tree struck by lightning outside the state capitol), presented to him by Gov. Pat McCrory, right, after McCrory announced that PayPal, Inc. will open a Global Operations Center in Charlotte.
John McCabe, left, senior vice-president of Global Operations at PayPal, holds up a carved wooden bowl (made by an artist from a tree struck by lightning outside the state capitol), presented to him by Gov. Pat McCrory, right, after McCrory announced that PayPal, Inc. will open a Global Operations Center in Charlotte. Diedra Laird dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
John McCabe, left, senior vice-president of Global Operations at PayPal, holds up a carved wooden bowl (made by an artist from a tree struck by lightning outside the state capitol), presented to him by Gov. Pat McCrory, right, after McCrory announced that PayPal, Inc. will open a Global Operations Center in Charlotte. Diedra Laird dlaird@charlotteobserver.com

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