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for North Carolina Vol. 60 Issue 6, June 2002
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Cooleemee in Davie County was once a thriving mill town with many residents working in a large textile mill built by the Duke family in the late 1890s. Today the mills are closed, but the Cooleemee Mill Village Museum preserves what life was like when the mills were running. The museum is housed in the former residence of the general manager of the mill.
Lucius Morse and his brothers purchased Chimney Rock in Rutherford County in 1902, for $5,000 and planned to develop it as a tourist attraction. Brafford discusses the Morse family's vision and the special events honoring the park's 100th anniversary in 2002.
Theresa M. Stone is CFO and Executive Vice President of Jefferson Pilot Co. Jefferson Pilot is one of the nation's largest insurance companies and has sponsored Atlantic Coast Conference sports on radio and TV for decades. Stone is featured in NORTH CAROLINA magazine's \"executive profile.\"
Professional sports have a foothold in North Carolina, with the Carolina Hurricanes hockey team in Raleigh, the Carolina Panthers football team in Charlotte, and the recently departed basketball team, the Charlotte Hornets. Brafford discusses whether the state is a viable market for professional sports teams.
This special NORTH CAROLINA magazine community supplement discusses Davie County. An area long overshadowed by neighboring Piedmont counties and cities like Winston-Salem, Greensboro, and Charlotte, Davie County is beginning to be competitive with new growth.