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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with Jerry Plemmons, November 10, 2000. Interview K-0506. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

Pros and cons of economic growth

Plemmons describes his mixed reaction to planned road-building near Marshall. He welcomes it for practical reasons—the current road is dangerous, he thinks—but also hopes it will bring some economic development. Economic growth can also drive some residents out, though, as rising home values allow them to sell and move to more convenient locations.

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Oral History Interview with Jerry Plemmons, November 10, 2000. Interview K-0506. 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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