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Site Selection magazine has named Statesville/Mooresville the nation's top micropolitan area for a record-setting third consecutive year. A micropolitan area has a population of 50,000 or less. The award recognized Statesville/Mooresvile's ability to secure newly relocated businesses and expand existing ones. The Census Bureau classifies 674 counties as micropolitan areas.
There is a perception in North Carolina that gangs are a big-city problem in places like Charlotte, Raleigh, and Fayetteville. The reality is that gangs can be just as prevalent in smaller communities, but it is the larger cities that are better equipped to handle them. Lail discusses how Charlotte-Mecklenburg and other communities are dealing with gang problems.