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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.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

The Right Fit: Sock-maker in Mount Airy is flourishing in industry and area where most have fled

MOUNT AIRY (Winston-Salem Journal) - The knitting machines at Nester Hosiery run three shifts a day, turning out thousands of high-end socks that sell in outdoor-gear stores for as much as $17 a pair.

In a town filled with idle sock factories, Nester is bucking a national trend. Where other sock companies have moved out of Mount Airy, lured by cheap labor off-shore, Nester is expanding.

This year alone, the company hired 30 workers - many of them laid off by other sock plants that shut down this year.


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