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Asheville, NC

Contributed by sondramac, an ePodunk user.

February 10, 2008

 Asheville is so rich in heritage and growth. Unfortunately, there is a cancerous growth, a tumor borne out of over development and exploitation of its beauty. As a native, I appreciate so much of the change that has made these mountains a blanket under which all people can feel safe to develop and create their lives. Yet, there has been a price when leaders are driven by pride and profit, and begin to destroy that which brought commerce and community awareness to Asheville. The signs that once garnered our streets, "cool, green Asheville," were destined to be removed as over development has brought heated concrete and asphalt. The sewage and air quality are now victims of our zeal to be the "best place to live," while the natives of this place suffer low wages, cost of living prices through the roofs, literally, as owning a home is no longer a reality. Perhaps the next film that should be made here, is the one depicting the cost of misguided progress.


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