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A proposal by Wisconsin Tissue to build a $180 million paper mill on the Roanoke River near Weldon has raised environmental concerns among biologists, environmentalists, and fishermen. The planned discharge of 9 million gallons of wastewater per day into the river threatens the river's booming striped bass population, which was declared recovered in 1997. A number of species also live next to the mill site. Wisconsin Tissue will submit an environmental impact study.
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A group of children called Junkies lived in the two-block section of Seventh Eighth streets in Statesville in the late 1930s and early 1940s. Every Friday, the Junkies assembled at the junkyard on Seventh Street and the gully on Eighth Street to gather scraps of metal from old automobiles. Even if the Junkies received only a dime for all of their hard work, they were pleased because it was enough to get them into the Crescent Movie House, which featured western films.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 54 Issue 8, Jan 1987, p16-17,27, il
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