NC man fights to save home, business from railway giant

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JOHNSTON COUNTY, N.C. — Trent Lassiter might be marrying into a fairly famous family, engaged to the sister of local country music star Scotty McCreery, but it doesn’t appear to have changed who he is. In fact, standing along a country road in front of his pickup truck, it’s obvious that while he is a self-made businessman, he’s also a proud country boy who loves the small community he calls home.

Situated just outside of Selma, along I-95, it’s the only home he’s ever known, living and working on land that’s been passed down from generation to generation in his family dating back to the 1700s.

“This is where I grew up, this is where I learned how to catch my first fish in that farm pond,” Lassiter said, gesturing in one direction. “I learned how to turn a wrench in that shop,” he said pointing in the opposite direction. “I had a dream of building a business, and I was so proud to be able to do it on my family farm,” he added.

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