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Tarboro is a community of 10,000 people located on the Tar River in Edgecombe County, North Carolina. Twenty percent of Tarboro lies within a local historic district, and almost double this amount is included on the National Register of Historic Places. Community historic preservation groups existed since the 1960s, and have succeeded due to their link with creative public/private economic revitalization projects.
In fear over the future of the federal tobacco program, tobacco farmers are looking for alternatives, such as fruit and vegetables, to tobacco. The primary problem in switching is marketing. Only tobacco offers the safety of a guaranteed market.