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December 17, 2007 | David Zucchino, Times Staff Writer
It seemed like a good idea at the time. This ailing textile town, seeking an economic boost, decided two years ago to build a $21-million theater and pay a country singer named Parton to fill it with customers. Alas, the singer wasn't Dolly Parton. It was her obscure, striving younger brother, Randy Parton. And that was the beginning of a true country tale of woe in this idyllic spot near the Virginia border.
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December 17, 2007 | David Zucchino, Times Staff Writer
It seemed like a good idea at the time. This ailing textile town, seeking an economic boost, decided two years ago to build a $21-million theater and pay a country singer named Parton to fill it with customers. Alas, the singer wasn't Dolly Parton. It was her obscure, striving younger brother, Randy Parton. And that was the beginning of a true country tale of woe in this idyllic spot near the Virginia border.
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