There’s a world of difference between Birmingham, Ala., — a city with a population of almost a quarter of a million people, largest in the state — and Edgecombe County, one of the poorest areas in North Carolina, with a population that decreased between 1990 and 2000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. (Read more @ The Rocky Mount Telegram)
Note: The Telegram is right on target. Thanks!!