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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with Raymond Rapp, November 17, 2000. Interview K-0253. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

Rules and regulations to preserve Mars Hill's ethos

Rapp describes some of the town's efforts to ensure that Mars Hill does not lose its small-town feeling. Although it angered local businesses, he began enforcing laws that limited the use of billboards. The enforcement of these laws is an example of the kind of new activity needed to preserve old traditions. Watershed laws will help Rapp keep development slow and responsible. New infrastructure is growing along with new efforts at community building.

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Oral History Interview with Raymond Rapp, November 17, 2000. Interview K-0253. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) in the Southern Oral History Program Collection, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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