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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 >>

Damaging aspects of economic growth

Good times, Plemmons thinks, damage communities. Comfort makes people insular; development weakens community ties; road-building shuttles residents and their money to other areas; and the proliferation of schools divides communities and reduces interest in school events, essential community-building activities.

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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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