By Sherry Youngquist
KING - There used to be a time that Jack Warren, the mayor of King, knew just about everyone in this small city that straddles Stokes and Forsyth counties.
Between 1990 and 2004, King's population grew by nearly 2,200 - to 6,256. And the pace shows no sign of slowing.
Across North Carolina, many small cities within easy driving distance of urban centers are swelling. Growth brings convenience, money and energy into such places as King. But it also can generate friction between towns and county governments.
King is no exception.