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for Carolina Country Vol. 15 Issue 10, Oct 1983
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North Carolina’s electric cooperatives are profiling prime industrial sites as part of a new determination to become a visible force in the competitive bidding for major industrial plants. They are doing this economic development “homework” so they can speak fluently with industry representatives about how much their territories have to offer. New industrial operations would improve the economy of the state’s rural areas.
North Carolina farmers have been severely damaged by the summer drought, with estimated losses in the state at more than $300 million. This also impacts consumers because the prices of products that use corn, soybeans and wheat are going to be higher in the months ahead. This has prompted calls by North Carolina congressmen for federal aid to ease the burden.
Spencer Shops State Historic Site, near Salisbury, is the former location of the largest Southern railway facility between Washington and Atlanta. The new exhibit, “People, Places and Times,” covers transportation history in North Carolina, from a prehistoric Indian canoe to a modern day airplane. This article discusses the history of the Southern Railway, and some of the features in the museum exhibit.