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1.
Taylor Barnhill, November 29, 2000. Interview K-0245.
The Fragmentation of a Rural North Carolina Community: Taylor Barnhill, an environmental activist concerned about the effects of development on communities, describes his rural childhood and its impact on his adult life.
Interviewee: Taylor Barnhill    Interviewer: Rob Amberg
Duration: 01:32:46     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 13 excerpts.
2.
Stan Hyatt, November 30, 2000. Interview K-0249.
An Insider's Look at the I-26 Corridor: Stan Hyatt, the North Carolina Department of Transportation's resident engineer on the I-26 project, misses the past but sees the corridor as a cure for Madison County's economic ills.
Interviewee: Stan Hyatt    Interviewer: Rob Amberg
Duration: 02:20:51     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 16 excerpts.
3.
Raymond Rapp, November 17, 2000. Interview K-0253.
Managing Growth in Mars Hill: Mars Hill, North Carolina, mayor Raymond Rapp outlines his vision for planned development and discusses how to find balance between the desire for a small-town feel and a big-town economy.
Interviewee: Raymond Rapp    Interviewer: Rob Amberg
Duration: 01:34:24     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 16 excerpts.
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Richard Lee Hoffman, November 8, 2000. Interview K-0505.
Fading Rural Life in Madison County: In this interview, Richard Lee Hoffman Jr., a real estate broker in Mars Hill, North Carolina, describes his response to the growth ushered in by the construction of the I-26 corridor.
Interviewee: Richard Lee Hoffman    Interviewer: Rob Amberg
Duration: 01:34:29     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 11 excerpts.
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Jerry Plemmons, November 10, 2000. Interview K-0506.
The Road to Change: Development in Madison County, North Carolina: Jerry Plemmons, a lifetime Madison County resident and energy conservation consultant, discusses the influence of development, particularly highway construction, on the town of Marshall, North Carolina.
Interviewee: Jerry Plemmons    Interviewer: Rob Amberg
Duration: 01:34:26     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 11 excerpts.
6.
Darhyl Boone, December 5, 2000. Interview K-0246.
Managing Mars Hill: Mars Hill, North Carolina, town manager Darhyl Boone fondly remembers his childhood in Madison County but worries that small-town values are being eroded by development.
Interviewee: Darhyl Boone    Interviewer: Rob Amberg
Duration: 02:02:08     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 15 excerpts.
7.
Mattie Bell and Earl Cavenaugh, December 7, 1999. Interview K-0282.
Red Tape in the Government Response to Hurricane Floyd: Earl and Mattie Bell Cavenaugh, both over 80, express concern with the erosion of moral values and discuss their frustrations with the government after Hurricane Floyd.
Interviewee: Earl Cavenaugh, Mattie Bell Cavenaugh    Interviewer: Charles Thompson, Rob Amberg, Charles Thompson
Duration: 01:37:15     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 10 excerpts.
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Raymond, Eunice, Wayne, and Charles Russell English, December 8, 1999. Interview K-0280.
A Community Succeeds Where Governments Fail: Raymond and Eunice English, along with their son and nephew, worry that Hurricane Floyd may have irreparably crippled the aging Duplin County, North Carolina, farming community.
Interviewee: Raymond English, Eunice English, Charles Russell English, Wayne English
Interviewer: Charles Thompson, Rob Amberg, Charles Thompson
Duration: 02:49:38     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 24 excerpts.
9.
Sam Parker, December 5, 2000. Interview K-0252.
Choosing the Simple Life in Madison County, North Carolina: Sam Parker, Madison County Probation and Parole Officer, praises rural life in the interview.
Interviewee: Sam Parker    Interviewer: Rob Amberg
Duration: 01:28:57     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 9 excerpts.
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John Ledford, January 3, 2001. Interview K-0251.
Growth, Crime, and Law Enforcement in Madison County, North Carolina: John Ledford, the sheriff of Madison County, North Carolina, describes the effects of economic growth on his job and his community.
Interviewee: John Ledford    Interviewer: Rob Amberg
Duration: 01:33:49     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 6 excerpts.
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J. D. Thomas and Lela Rigsby Thomas, November 14, 2000. Interview K-0507.
Change Comes to Sprinkle Creek: Growth and Development in a Rural Community: J. D. Thomas and his wife, Lela Rigsby Thomas, remember the Madison County, North Carolina, of their youth and describe the changes that have transformed the area since then.
Interviewee: J. D. Thomas, Lela Rigsby Thomas    Interviewer: Rob Amberg
Duration: 01:34:00     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 9 excerpts.