Trent Lassiter might be marrying into a fairly famous family, engaged to the sister of local country music star Scotty Mc Creery, 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.This site is great for eastern North Carolina, for Johnston County, and it [brings] significant benefits to the area," Seay reiterated. People most affected by this will be our focus during this whole process.They'll be working with our real estate team to come to an agreement on property acquisition, and we will be helping them relocate to new areas."For Lassiter, that's a tough pill to swallow.But, so far it appears that's a decision that's not up to them.That's because CSX has already settled on this land to serve as an intramodal terminal in Johnston County.And, in the less than three years since he built that business from the ground up, it's already become a popular music venue hosting country acts like Scotty Mc Creery and Parmalee and serving as a spot for weddings and other events.
Raleigh and Cary are located in a transitional zone between the Coastal Plain and the Piedmont Plateau.
A large community from the Northeast has settled in the area, attracted by relatively low living and housing costs, climate, and laid-back lifestyle.
More recently, a large number have migrated north from Florida in response to recent hurricanes.
"I learned how to turn a wrench in that shop," he says 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 adds.