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for Independent Weekly Vol. 24 Issue 38, September 2007
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Mike Jones of Franklin County owns a small farm which raises free-range, natural, and humanely raised hogs. Jones began working with confinement hog farms, but says his conscience prevented him staying in that industry. Jones’ biggest challenge is raising enough hogs to make money while keeping them from damaging their environment. Jones also works as an extension specialist for NC A&T University and encourages other farmers to use sustainable farming practices.
The East End Connector in Durham may speed up a trip between the city and Raleigh, but it will tear a neighborhood apart. At least 24 households, seven businesses, a public park, and two churches will be paved over to construct the roadway. Some residents are looking forward to the new change, but other residents fear about what the construction will do to surrounding neighborhoods and whether they will be fairly compensated. A comparison between this project and the project that affected the Hayti neighborhood in Durham is also made. Both projects were done in the name of progress.