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The Maola Milk & Ice Cream Company started in 1935. Contemporary milk companies like Coble and Pine State have either gone out of business or been absorbed by conglomerates. At age 66, Maola, the state's last independent dairy, is going strong into the 21st century. The dairy has a workforce of 500 statewide, and in 2000 completed a $10 million expansion at its New Bern plant.
When the Erwin Cotton Mill #3 in the Davie County town of Cooleemee closed in 1969, the town’s future seemed bleak. To revive the Cooleemee cotton mill community and preserve their rich textile heritage, citizens opened a historical museum and are developing curriculum to teach students about life in the mill village. Plans are also underway to build a park at the Bullhole on the South Yadkin River below the mill.