Recently I was interviewed by Mark Barrett for the Asheville Citizen-Times for a story on the Forest Manor Inn, another motel giving way to more lucrative land-use. Owner Loyd Kirk is quoted as saying that "[h]e and his wife, Leone, have 'had a good life here, but it's time for progress to take hold.'" My quote is pretty basic, my typical lament about people preferring consistency to idiosyncrasy.
The story, "Old-style motel gives way to market forces," was published on May 23, 2008. Sadly it is now only available for a fee.