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for The State Vol. 10 Issue 41, Mar 1943
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A number of mountain farmers are leaving their small tracts of rocky soil in the western part of North Carolina and are taking up acreage in the coastal plain section. Between the American Revolution and the American Civil War, many people of the coastal plain and piedmont moved into the mountains, but now that the soil has worn out and washed away, they are moving back to the east.
The passion for education on the part of the Scotch people in the southeastern part of North Carolina has made possible the establishment of Flora Macdonald College and helped in the growth of this splendid institution. Founded in 1841 in Robeson County, Flora College was the first college for women in Carolina which was authorized to confer degrees.
Although Johnston County has one of the finest farming sections in the state, it also has an industrial side. Within the county are five cotton mills, four oil mills, eight lumber mills, six cotton gins, and a large meat-packing plant.