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for Business North Carolina Vol. 14 Issue 4, May 1994
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Mount Airy, the town that inspired Mayberry (setting of the Andy Griffith Show), is no longer a sleepy little hamlet. Yet while diverse industries and modern life have caused changes, the town still tries to live up to Mayberry's mythical standards.
Siler City, where the actress Francis Bavier (\"Aunt Bee\" on The Andy Griffith Show) retired in 1972, is still a fine example of a small town. The future challenge will be to expand economic opportunities without losing the distinctive, small town flavor.
Davis provides a statistical analysis of the economic vitality of 123 small towns in North Carolina based on nine variables, including bank deposits per capita, median household income, and number of adults who completed high school.
Three authors investigate the economic history and future of three pairs of North Carolina towns: Matthews and Mooresville, Edenton and Elizabeth City, and Hendersonville and Boone. Transportation and geography are seen as keys to economic development.
Planned-unit developments, coupling golf courses and a guaranteed atmosphere, are booming in North Carolina, from Edenton Bay in the east to Preston (Cary) in the Piedmont to Linville Ridge in the west.