If you’ve lived in the area long enough, you’re familiar with the economic struggles that some folks in McDowell County have been going through. But… there are encouraging signs of commerce in one town.
Over the past six months, two new restaurants have opened along Northfork’s portion of Route 52. Mayor Carol Sizemore says there’s no doubt as to what is fueling the demand for more eateries… Hungry tourists riding the Hatfield-McCoy Trail.
Sizemore says, “It evidently has bolstered it 100%. I’ve noticed the riders will come in on Thursday afternoon, and they will leave on Sunday afternoon. They DO spend their money in McDowell County, and they do spend a lot here in Northfork…”