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Mayberry' Town Plans 'Bring it Beck!' Rally to Attract 1791 Clothing Line Business


The Blaze has been following the story of a small North Carolina town vying to be the home of Glenn Beck's new 1791 clothing line.

First, the mayor of Mount Airy, N.C. called in to Beck's radio program earlier this month to make a personal appeal, then a citizen designed a "Bring it Beck!" T-shirt hoping to further tip the scales in the town's favor.

Now, residents are planning a Labor Day weekend rally in the hope of drawing Beck's business.

Mount Airy -- the inspiration for the fictional town of "Mayberry" -- has been hit hard as manufacturing jobs have gone overseas, with Mayor Deborah Cochran estimating the town has lost 10,000 jobs in the last 10 years.

When Beck spoke with Cochran earlier this month, he addressed a report that said some members of the city's board of commissioners wanted nothing to do with the project due to his conservative politics. According to local Fox affiliate WGHP-TV, Cochran and the board of commissioners recently passed a resolution declaring Mount Airy "pro-business."

The "Bring it Beck!" rally will take place Sept. 5, and organizers say they will send Beck a video of the event.

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