• High Shoals leaders hope new grant will help revitalize old mill town

    By: Ken Lemon

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    HIGH SHOALS, N.C. - An inferno at a High Shoals mill in 2005 is emblematic of a change happening in the town-- a change that could be anchored by new development and the lot where the mill once stood.

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    “We are your typical South mill town that's lost its mill and along with that lost its lifeline,” Mayor Dennis Weekley said.

    The mill hit its heyday in the 1950s.

    Most of the homes in town were built around it in the '40s and '50s. Now they wouldn't pass new housing codes and are in dire need of repair.

    >> In the video at the top of this page, Channel 9’s Ken Lemon describes how a new grant could help improve the town and attract more developers.

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