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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with Raymond, Eunice, Wayne, and Charles Russell English, December 8, 1999. Interview K-0280. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

Remembering an effort to replace the dying textile industry

Charles and Wayne English discuss "global transfer," a project intended to bring businesses in to replace the dying textile industry. Locals had a lot of questions about the project, and Charles was concerned about its effects on wetlands. This passage is somewhat unclear, but it hints at the gulf between local and state ideas about improvement, and starts to tell the story of grassroots opposition to government projects.

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Oral History Interview with Raymond, Eunice, Wayne, and Charles Russell English, December 8, 1999. Interview K-0280. 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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