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for Carolina Country Vol. 1 Issue 1, Aug 1969
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Jones-Onslow Electric Membership Corporation of Jacksonville is growing at an average of nine-hundred new consumers a year. Alvin Morton, its general manager, discusses why the Jones-Onslow area is growing at one of the fastest rates in the state. In addition to the military and tourism industries, mobile home manufacturing has created new jobs and contributed to the area’s thriving economy.
The growing popularity of mobile homes is making the manufacture and sale of them one of North Carolina’s fastest growing businesses. Mobile homes may be the answer to the housing shortage because they offer complete housing packages, completely furnished, at economical prices well below the cost of other housing.
Bill Wellons is planning to develop a “mobile home city” called Olde Farme, located near Fort Bragg at Fayetteville. Wellons decided on mobile homes rather than houses because of high building costs and interest rates. Five-hundred acres of former farm and wood land are being converted to develop mobile housing, recreation and service shops for Olde Farme.