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for Carolina Country Vol. 8 Issue 11, Nov 1976
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Thousands of people in the Tryon area came to the town to retire or to escape from northern city life. With a national reputation of being an affluent small town, Tryon’s have included famous actors, poets, and novelists, such as F. Scott Fitzgerald. Tryon is also valued for its temperate climate, rustic atmosphere, horseback riding and fox hunting clubs.
North Carolina’s turkey industry has been expanding since the late 1940s and the current growth rate is well ahead of that for the nation. With five turkey processing plants and nearly fifteen-million turkeys raised last year, North Carolina is expected to rank second in turkey production.
Reverend Lawrence Funderburk is retiring from his pastoral duties in Mecklenburg County to become a full-time woodcarver. Funderburk is known for his miniature wooden shoe carvings, but he also carves scenes of people and nature.