Grant money saved Forest City mill

Sep 1, 2010 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Marion (McDowell) News

While the old Marion Manufacturing building is still set to be demolished, a neighboring town found a way to save its historic textile mill with the goal of someday renovating it for new uses.

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Another Loss

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Sep 2, 2010
 
Well, looks like ANOTHER city around Marion has more foresight than our elected officials.

This city government is so behind the times and only sees what's directly in front of them (a.k.a. a grasp of the obvious)!!

When will the people of this city learn that if you keep the same people in office for more than 2 or 3 terms all they do is line their pockets and stop thinking. Of course, not much "thinking" has been going on for more than 25 years not (on the officials part AND the voting public's part)!!
Now wait just a minute

Asheville, NC

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Sep 2, 2010
 
The city officials are fantastic hard workers they went out and sought grant money and was able to install free wi-fi in a 2 block radius downtown. Shouldn't they get credit for that?
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Sep 2, 2010
 
Another Loss wrote:
Well, looks like ANOTHER city around Marion has more foresight than our elected officials.
This city government is so behind the times and only sees what's directly in front of them (a.k.a. a grasp of the obvious)!!
When will the people of this city learn that if you keep the same people in office for more than 2 or 3 terms all they do is line their pockets and stop thinking. Of course, not much "thinking" has been going on for more than 25 years not (on the officials part AND the voting public's part)!!
Why in the name of heaven would anyone want to save a building that stands for everything smart people want to forget. Low wages, Poor working conditions, Black lung, Murder of strikers, etc., etc. Not to mention the building is dilapidated and of no earthly use to anyone. I guess you would like public officials to take money needed for important things and save this great monument to human suffering. Our public officials serve us well, but will never make everyone happy. The main reason is that many people have their heads where the sun never shines.
Another Loss

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Sep 2, 2010
 
Well "Pud-N-Pie", "grant" money is FREE and they should have been in the fray when the money was available. Maybe, just maybe, when Forrest City was looking at saving their building(s) Marion officials could have ask: "Gee, maybe that would be a good idea for our area too. Do we have any old buildings we wish to save with -free- grant money?" BUT THEY DIDN'T.

The mill could be transformed into many neat things. Just because you don't like things to be retained for our future generations doesn't mean a building can't be fixed up for something else.

That is one reason we don't have any real neat "old" facilities around the states...we destroy them. And people like you perpetuate the loss.
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Another Loss wrote:
Well "Pud-N-Pie", "grant" money is FREE and they should have been in the fray when the money was available. Maybe, just maybe, when Forrest City was looking at saving their building(s) Marion officials could have ask: "Gee, maybe that would be a good idea for our area too. Do we have any old buildings we wish to save with -free- grant money?" BUT THEY DIDN'T.
The mill could be transformed into many neat things. Just because you don't like things to be retained for our future generations doesn't mean a building can't be fixed up for something else.
That is one reason we don't have any real neat "old" facilities around the states...we destroy them. And people like you perpetuate the loss.
NOTICE TO THE WORLD--According to "Another Loss", Grant Money Is Free !!! I guess it grows on Trees for the picking ? Grant Money is free only to the recipient. Your thinking is part of what is wrong in our country. Where do you think grant monies come from ? Also you are wrong about Old Buildings not being saved. I spend a great deal of time visiting historical sites. Including homes, historical buildings and historical sites. I do not cause the loss of any duly recognized historical site, but I am smart enough to know the difference between history and misery. A lot of good people worked there, but only because they had no other choice. Most died of black lung and were mistreated on the job by that wonderful upper class masters who lived on the hill and sent their kids to college and lived the good life on the backs of poor people. Tear the damn building down and forget about those times. Do not build a monument to the Master.

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