ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP)--In a former drive-in theater, shoppers look for a deal among other people's cast-off treasures. The abandoned movie screen and crumbling cement speaker poles stand silent as dealers watch over their displays of jewelry, clothing, plants and knickknacks at Dreamland Flea Market, Asheville, N.C.
SALISBURY, N.C. (BP)--George Kesterson carries a photograph in his wallet as a reminder of his former life. "This was me back when I was so ill," he says. Barely recognizable, the bloated face staring back bears little resemblance to the trim, energetic man Kesterson has become.