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‘Hope has power, and so does prayer’

Despite Hendredon plant closing, manufacturing town pushes ahead

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Posted: Saturday, January 5, 2013 11:30 pm

The city seal of Mount Airy contains four symbols of its economic and civic pride – tobacco leaves, a chair, an industrial yarn spool and a granite block.

With the latest manufacturing blow to hammer Mount Airy -- the loss of 134 jobs with the closing of a Henredon Furniture Industries Inc. plant by March -- Mayor Deborah Cochran ponders whether it’s time for a melancholy, but realistic, change.

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