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QVC, the TV and Internet retailer, will build a one-million-square-foot distribution facility near Tarboro in Edgecombe County. It will be the company's fourth and largest distribution center. Target date for completion is June 2000. The $70 million project will add over 1,000 jobs to the county's workforce. In 1998, QVC shipped over 62 million packages from its other distribution centers.
In 1837, Mike Harmon's ancestor, James Cash Goodwin, left England to seek his fortune in America as a weaver. His ship sank, but he saved his family's weaving patterns. Today Harmon is a sixth generation weaver, continuing a weaving tradition of over two centuries. The Buffalo Creek Weavers in Ashe County weave bedspreads on a century-old loom. The rare colonial patterns on the spreads date back to the early 1700s.