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7062
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This special NORTH CAROLINA magazine community supplement discusses Burke County. Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the county was known for decades for manufacturing and a number of state installations, including Broughton Hospital. Decline of industry and state cutbacks in employment created a need for county officials to seek new economic directions. McBrayer discusses some of these options, including promoting tourism, expanding healthcare facilities, and attracting retirees.
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North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 63 Issue 2, Feb 2005, p21-22, 24, 27-28,32, 34, 38-40, il
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7064
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Created in 1916, Lake James in Burke County was named for James B. Duke, founder of Duke Power. The lake features 6,800 acres of surface area and 150 miles of shoreline. Duke Power still owns the lake, and its real estate arm, Crescent Resources, manages the surrounding land. McBrayer discusses how environmental groups and Crescent Resources devised a plan in 2004 that protects the water and allows more access to the public, as well as providing Crescent a way to develop areas around the lake.
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North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 63 Issue 2, Feb 2005, p36-37, il
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7063
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Valdese, Burke County's second largest town, was founded by the Waldensians, a pre-Reformation Christian sect from the Cottain Alps of Italy. Members of the group emigrated to Burke County in May 1893, searching for freedom and room to grow. Every year their story is retold in the outdoor drama “From This Day Forward,” the nation's fourth oldest outdoor drama.
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North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 63 Issue 2, Feb 2005, p26, il