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Old 01-21-2010, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Kenai Peninsula, AK
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I am actually concerned about the race population of 98% whites and less than 1% other races in MC. Are other races welcomed and accepted in Mountain City? Is there any diversity in this town?
No... ??? Why in the world would you wonder about diversity in a mountain town? If that's what you're looking for, definitely stay away from rural east Tennessee, lol.
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Old 01-21-2010, 09:37 PM
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I recently purchased a home in Mountain City - I did a lot of research, visited many areas in ne tn and found Mountain City to be Just what i was looking for in a retirment home. I have also found the locals to be very friendly and helpful!
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Old 01-22-2010, 10:40 AM
 
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I am actually concerned about the race population of 98% whites and less than 1% other races in MC. Are other races welcomed and accepted in Mountain City? Is there any diversity in this town?

If you want diversity, find a town that has a poultry processing plant.

Morristown, for instance.
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Old 04-12-2010, 08:23 PM
 
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Default Anyone know anything about CAFO?

Wife and I are looking at a property in MC and researching the area and market. We've come across the CAFO controversy and wonder if anyone has any insights. Issues we've seen raised include odor and ground water contamination. Appreciate any insights.
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Old 04-12-2010, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Kingsport, TN
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Wife and I are looking at a property in MC and researching the area and market. We've come across the CAFO controversy and wonder if anyone has any insights. Issues we've seen raised include odor and ground water contamination. Appreciate any insights.
The proposed CAFO (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation) fell apart a few years ago. I think the only thing they did was clear some land on the Maymead farm, and then the project died.
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Old 04-12-2010, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Limestone,TN/Bucerias, Mexico
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The proposed CAFO (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation) fell apart a few years ago. I think the only thing they did was clear some land on the Maymead farm, and then the project died.
Thanks, kamoshika for disclosing that info. After living in MC for almost 20 years - then moving off the mountain -I'd lost touch with that issue which was tearing factions in the community apart. It was a horrible idea and could have quickly polluted a nearly pristine waterway - leading to Watauga Lake. But there was a lot of big money in the deal and some state politics involved so many folks thought it *would* happen. A dedicated group of locals fought dilligently, held meetings and researched then disseminated info to keep the public informed about the potential environmental harm. I believe one of the main proponents and future partner in the deal was found murdered in his NC home.
(I only know some of the more lurid details because at one point was asked if I'd consider working on a lengthy news article for the media - I'd worked at the local paper)
I am pleased to hear it's over and that there was a positive resolution for beautiful Mountain City (except of course for the death of one of the participants).

Employment opportunities in MC are so few and far between that *anything* holding the promise of jobs is strongly considered - often without thinking of the consequences. A few years back it was a utility company windmill farm.

It is a lovely town for retirees and has many benefits..
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Old 08-17-2011, 06:51 AM
 
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Mountain City is one of those Confederate flag flyin' towns but will give till it hurts to anyone, no matter their race.I must say that it is definately one of the most religious places I've ever been.They are the old -timey shoutin',pushy,in your face,churches...very different...guess you could call it "the hills religious". And for goodness sake....you better join one if you live there!Its definately "backwoods"....& thats the way I think living should be like,personally.Go back to the "old days".....you know,the "Little Big Town" song....5 card poker on Saturday night....church on Sunday mornin'! Wish i could go back there.
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Elizabethton, TN
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We visited MC several times as we were shopping for property. It really is beautiful. BTW, they have a GREAT Mexican restaurant if you like that sort of thing.
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Old 08-17-2011, 07:14 PM
 
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younglisa7 is pretty much an expert on Mountain City. You ought to message her. Good luck!
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