Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Carolina Country Vol. 5 Issue 10, Oct 1973
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The Franklin County community of Concord consists of about fifty families who have been working on improving life. Since 1955, Concord has implemented community self-improvement projects focused on increasing income, home improvement, youth development, and general community improvement. Concord recently won awards in the small rural category of the Capital Area Development Association’s Community Contest.
John A. Darlington is the new general manager of the French Broad Electric Membership Corporation, based in the mountain town of Marshall. Darlington is guiding the cooperative in efforts to develop the entire Western North Carolina area. Other projects he has initiated include landscape beautification and flood control.
Walter B. Jones of Farmville is the United States Representative for the First District of North Carolina. In this report, Jones discusses agriculture and rural development in North Carolina. Jones also addresses problems in education funding, health care, highway construction and maintenance.
Governor Jim Holshouser discusses rural health care in North Carolina and plans for a medical school at East Carolina University. He also discusses trends in the medical profession, which include the lack of small town family physicians, the overflow of primary care, and the lack of accessible primary medical care.
Many communities in North Carolina are experiencing rapid change as the population and urban development grows. John Shore, director of the North Carolina Land Use Congress, discusses land use base studies, the role of local government, taxation, public investment, and land use regulations.