"I think, for the most part we're a proud community. Self-supportive and, perhaps, highly competitive maybe to keep up with our neighbors. I don't know. I have no statistics to base this - probably the average age of our community is that of retirement age, or pretty well near because our kids go forward with a formal education, and they go for opportunities. Therefore, they leave the community. So, in a sense, you could say it's a dying community. At the same time, because this was a rural farm community, you know the problems that's happened to the farm belts in the last few years. Tobacco issue is one thing. People aren't doing as much agriculturally in this community that they were twenty or thirty years ago.

"I think education for the most part in this community would be limited to elementary or perhaps high school. We've got a few college graduates around. And, as I said, the industry here before was farming and that no longer exists. Most kids today that do go off and get an education, they either don't come back or if they come back they will come back to more or less run the family business, whatever it is, usually a small business."

Interview with Charles English by Rob Amberg, Dec 8, 1999, Interview K-0280, in the Southern Oral History Program Collection #4007, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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