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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with Billy Ray Hall, January 20, 2000. Interview K-0509. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

Desire for smart farming to insulate against future hurricane damage

Hall discusses his goals for future development in North Carolina that will help prevent or minimize the kind of devastation that Hurricane Floyd caused. He advocates diversifying agriculture, creating a modest manufacturing base, and building intelligently on or near flood plains. Hall explains that flood plain building costs the state money when it has to buy land from private citizens to compensate them for their losses.

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Oral History Interview with Billy Ray Hall, January 20, 2000. Interview K-0509. 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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