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WNC writer Robert Ballard releases new book.


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My Tuxedo No Longer fits is the title of the new book by Robert Ballard. Copying from the press release:

“Robert Ballard grew up during the golden years of the 1950′s and 60′s in the small, rural Western North Carolina textile village known as Tuxedo. Life was simple back then, and Ballard shares engaging, humorous, and often poignant stories about the residents of Tuxedo.

The book’s early chapters are devoted to the mill, the village and the business enterprises that surround the village. Over thirty photographs are included throughout the book, providing visual detail to the business within the community and some of the interesting and colorful people who operated them.”

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