Former Food Lion executive Tom Smith and a dozen other heavy hitters from North Carolina business and academics have joined an advisory board at the N.C. Research Campus.

Led by former Gov. Jim Martin, the group will increase awareness and raise money for the UNC Nutrition Research Institute in Kannapolis.

The board met with Dr. Holden Thorp, chancellor for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Monday at the Research Campus.

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