Using a gift from billionaire David Murdock, the public health agency in Cabarrus County has created a new division devoted to the N.C. Research Campus, it was announced Monday.

Interest in public health in Kannapolis has become so great that Dr. William F. Pilkington, director of the Cabarrus Health Alliance, said he couldn’t keep up.

When he described his quandary to campus founder Murdock in September, the billionaire founder of Dole Food Co. made a donation the following month that launched the new Cabarrus Public Health Research Institute.

For details, see the report.