Simone Orendain of the local NPR radio station recently interviewed Debbie at the grand opening of David Murdock Research Institute. A few years ago Pilllowcrest/Fieldcrest Cannon/Cannon Mills closed down completely. The plant closures created terrible job losses in Debbie’s hometown, Kannapolis, NC.
David Murdock, a previous owner of the mills, returned to town and bought up all the former mill properties. He arranged funding and uses for a formidable new research institute on the property in Kannapolis. We attended the grand opening and watched an interviewer making the rounds of the lineup of attendees outside the Research Institute.
We thought you might want to see how well the interview went and hear a real Southern girl talk for radio. You can find the details and a link to the voice interview here. (click on “Listen” at the top of the website.) Here’s a picture of them talking, too.
Hope you enjoy it!