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Where do you get your news?
Women’s Wear Daily. It’s so important because you pick up a lot of trends in our business and other related businesses to keep a finger on the pulse. Also social media and alternative news sites like Infowars give you a great contrast to the news.
What book is on your nightstand?
Ancient Secret of the Fountain of Youth by Peter Kelder. You do these five Tibetan rites on a daily basis, and it opens up all your chakras and keeps you from aging.
What historical figure do you identify with?
Given the opportunity, I would have to go back to meet a great ancestor of mine, William Hooper, who signed the Declaration of Independence. He was a lawyer and one of only two signers from North Carolina.
Why were you named after the Yates family?
The Yates family was instrumental in helping my dad start the business. It is no accident that Belk-Yates was our very first customer. The South is a place where honor and tradition are so important.
What would people be surprised to know about you?
My tendency is to be a very spiritual person.
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