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Steel Mill an Easy Sell in Selma

Posted June 28, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

— Steel mills might conjure up images of smoke and gray skies. But a Johnston County town says a steel mill there would make its days brighter.

A Texas company is considering building a small steel mill in the town of Selma. The people who talked with WRAL say "no problem." They say steel brings good paying jobs, and that more industry would liven up the town.

In one resident's opinion, Selma is a ghost town. A new mill would put more people to work and make the town what it used to be.

The company is still considering other sites. Once a decision is made, the east coast mill should be in operation by 1999.