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COOLEEMEE, N.C. -- The Town of Cooleemee in Davie County grew up around a cotton mill and was a thriving community until the mill closed in the 1960s.

Some of “Roy’s Folks” are doing their best to tell the story of the village and keep the memories of the people who lived and worked there alive.

On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cooleemee will celebrate it’s 23rd Textile Heritage Festival -- and unveil a new museum exhibit.