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Bully Pulpit

The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Changing Picture: Some residents worry about sprawl

As number of residents in King swells, questions about how to fill needs arise

By Sherry Youngquist

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.

Not anymore.

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.


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