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for Independent Weekly Vol. 2 Issue 16, Aug 31-Sept 13 1984
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In North Carolina, there are 13 small worker co-ops in operation. A co-op is distinguished by the concept that each worker is a member and a shareholder. For many workers who have been laid off or struggling on unemployment, this may be their only chance at owning a business or acquiring steady work.
Located in Transylvania County, the Horsepasture River (also known as “The Land of the Waterfalls”) is being considered a prime spot to build a dam to produce hydroelectric power. Environmentalists say the project would destroy the scenic and recreational value of the falls.