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5258
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North Carolina has a number of towns where neighborhoods that were once thriving have become neglected, rundown, and crime-ridden. Lail discusses what the cities of Wilson and Troy did to solve the problems of neighborhood blight.
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Southern City (NoCar Oversize JS 39 S6), Vol. 52 Issue 9, Sept 2002, p1, 8-9, il
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5259
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On September 11, 2002, many towns and cities across the state paused to remember the tragedy of the previous September 11. Lail describes a number of these events.
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Southern City (NoCar Oversize JS 39 S6), Vol. 52 Issue 9, Sept 2002, p7, il
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The drought that began in North Carolina in 1998 is the most severe one the state has ever experienced. Many of the state's reservoirs, creeks, rivers, and aquifers are dropping. Lail discusses what the state and various communities are doing to cope with the problem and makes suggestions on how to save water.
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Southern City (NoCar Oversize JS 39 S6), Vol. 52 Issue 8, Aug 2002, p1, 8-9, il
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North Carolina is experiencing its worst drought ever. Statesville's water supplies are almost depleted. Lail discusses how this city, and the cities of Monroe and Roxboro, are dealing with this problem.
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Southern City (NoCar Oversize JS 39 S6), Vol. 52 Issue 8, Aug 2002, p10
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Belhaven, located in Beaufort County, was struck by six hurricanes in the late 1990s. Flood waters four-feet-deep devastated numerous homes. To combat this, Belhaven is elevating homes off their foundations. Lail discusses this FEMA mitigation project which has drawn nationwide attention. Officials from as far away as South Korea have come to see what has been done.
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Southern City (NoCar Oversize JS 39 S6), Vol. 53 Issue 5, May 2003, p1, 8-9, il
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Safety in the workplace is not an option; it is a necessity. Mt. Airy has been honored for the second time with Star Safety recertification, an award which recognizes workplace safety. Scottsdale, Arizona, is the only other city nationwide to earn recertification.
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Southern City (NoCar Oversize JS 39 S6), Vol. 53 Issue 5, May 2003, p5, il
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5922
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Brownfields are underused or abandoned commercial or industrial sites at which on-site contaminants adversely affect profitability. Lail discusses the North Carolina Brownfield program that \"gives a potential buyer the ability - without liability - to take a neglected, contaminated site and make it a safe and clean property and economically viable property.\"
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Southern City (NoCar Oversize JS 39 S6), Vol. 53 Issue 7, July 2003, p4-5, il
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Jean Bailey, who has been city clerk of Rocky Mount for twenty-four years, was sworn in on May 22, 2003, as president of the International Institute of Municipal Clerks. The organization was founded in 1947 and currently has 10,000 members in North America and fifteen other countries.
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Southern City (NoCar Oversize JS 39 S6), Vol. 53 Issue 7, July 2003, p11, il
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Ten cities nationwide were designated All-America cities this year. North Carolina had two of them, Laurinburg and Wilson, and the city of Thomasville was a finalist. The award honors cities best exemplifying civic excellence.
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Southern City (NoCar Oversize JS 39 S6), Vol. 53 Issue 7, July 2003, p3, il
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Robert Young was elected mayor of Henderson in 1979 and is retiring in 2003 after 24 years as the city's chief executive. Lail discusses Young's achievements and accomplishments over that period.
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Southern City (NoCar Oversize JS 39 S6), Vol. 53 Issue 7, July 2003, p6-7, il
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6038
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A number of the state's larger cities are seeking ways to draw residents and business owners downtown. Lail discusses downtown development in Asheville, Greensboro, and Raleigh.
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Southern City (NoCar Oversize JS 39 S6), Vol. 53 Issue 10, Oct 2003, p1, 4-5, il
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Many cities and towns across the state responded to the needs caused by the disastrous Hurricane Isabel. Lail describes the aid given to a number of cities, including Edenton. Outside help came from Kentucky, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Texas.
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Southern City (NoCar Oversize JS 39 S6), Vol. 53 Issue 12, Dec 2003, p7, il
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Lail describes the effects of Hurricane Isabel, which roared across eastern North Carolina in six hours on September 18, 2003. Many cities and towns, including Edenton, Elizabeth City, Manteo, and Windsor are still putting things back together three months later.
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Southern City (NoCar Oversize JS 39 S6), Vol. 53 Issue 12, Dec 2003, p5-6, il
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Since 1980, North Carolina's Main Street Program has assisted a number of towns and cities in revitalizing and preserving their central business districts. In 2003, a pilot program, Small Town Development, was set up for four communities in eastern North Carolina. Lail discusses the program and the four communities - Chadbourn, Mount Olive, Weldon, and Williamston.
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Southern City (NoCar Oversize JS 39 S6), Vol. 54 Issue 1, Jan 2004, p10
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6383
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Housing North Carolina Awards, now in their fourteenth year, recognize affordable housing developments that can serve as models for other communities across the state. Awards have been given to communities from the mountains to the coastal plains, and to small towns, such as Tabor City, as well as large ones, such as Charlotte. Other communities which have won awards include Asheville, Gastonia, and Morrisville.
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Southern City (NoCar Oversize JS 39 S6), Vol. 54 Issue 1, Jan 2004, p8-9, il
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