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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with Richard Lee Hoffman, November 8, 2000. Interview K-0505. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

Hopes and concerns about Madison County's growth

Hoffman worries about the social and environmental impact of immigration on Madison County. He is willing to make environmental "sacrifices" in exchange for the I-26 corridor and the economic development it might bring. In turn, economic development might attract clean industry, which might in turn attract more new residents. He and local police do worry that these new residents might signal an increase in the crime rate, though.

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Oral History Interview with Richard Lee Hoffman, November 8, 2000. Interview K-0505. 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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