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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with Darhyl Boone, December 5, 2000. Interview K-0246. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

The decline of the tobacco industry puts the county at risk

Boone and Amberg move a little closer to specifically describing one of the threats that Madison County faces: the decline of tobacco's economic viability is forcing young people to look for non-farming jobs elsewhere, creating an aging, economically unstable community. People whose livelihoods are threatened by this economic decline certainly welcome the chance that development will bring money to the area, but this hope is tempered by a fear of growth's eroding effect on community cohesion.

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Oral History Interview with Darhyl Boone, December 5, 2000. Interview K-0246. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) in the Southern Oral History Program Collection, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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