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Record #:
6637
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Rocky Mount sits astride the line dividing Nash and Edgecombe counties and is OUR STATE magazine's Tar Heel town of the month. The town is headquarters for a number of businesses, including RBC Centura and Hardee's Food System, and boasts two community colleges, Nash and Edgecombe, and North Carolina Wesleyan College. The town has survived several natural disasters, including the great flood following Hurricane Floyd in 1999.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 71 Issue 12, May 2004, p18-20, 22-23, il, map Periodical Website
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Record #:
12512
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For over a century agriculture has been the dominant force in Rocky Mount's economy. Now the city is in transition, moving from that economy to a nonagricultural one in order to keep the city viable and growing.
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We the People of North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 45 Issue 2, Feb 1987, p24, 26, 28, 30-34, il
Record #:
13688
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Edgecombe and Nash Counties geographically compete for four towns: Rocky Mount, Battleboro, Whitakers, and Sharpsburg; Sharpsburg and Rocky Mount are claimed by additional counties. This article discusses the history of these shared borders as well as the governmental implications of communal county lines.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 20 Issue 24, Nov 1952, p10-11, 31, il
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24364
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Rocky Mount, once a slumbering tobacco and railroad town, has grown as a result of out-of-state manufacturing companies building plants in the area. The Hardees enterprise also helped the local economy after establishing its headquarters in Rocky Mount.