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History and Preservation in Charlotte's Surrounding Towns

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History & Preservation in Charlotte's Surrounding Towns We've spent a lot of time on Charlotte Talks talking about history and effort, or lack of effort, in preserving Charlotte's history. Well, many of the towns surrounding Charlotte have also been busy trying to preserve their histories. Towns like Matthews, Davidson and Pineville have been taking aggressive and sometimes controversial steps to protect their towns, and their town histories, from being swallowed up by Charlotte development and by development in general that's not well thought out. We'll spend the hour discussing why these individual town histories are so important and the lengths the municipalities have gone to in order to protect them. Guests Jim Taylor - Mayor of Matthews NC George Fowler - Mayor of Pineville NC Dan Morrill - Area historian and director of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission Charlotte Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission Matthews Historical Foundation