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A. C. Monk and Company
by McArver, Charles H. A. C. Monk and Company was founded in Farmville in 1907 by Albert Coy Monk. Initially, Monk and one assistant bought tobacco and shipped it in hogsheads from the Farmville railroad station. After [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Aberdeen & Rockfish Railroad Company
by Lewis, Edward A. The Aberdeen & Rockfish Railroad Company (A&R), chartered on 22 June 1892, became one of North Carolina's most colorful and successful "short-line" railroads. It was founded by Aberdeen [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Albemarle Steam Navigation Company
by Parramore, Thomas C. The Albemarle Steam Navigation Company was incorporated in 1860 as the Albemarle Steam Packet Company. Its 24 initial investors included Edward Wood, Henry A. Bond, Joseph Norcom, and others of the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Alexander Railroad Company
by Kennedy, George A. Alexander Railroad Company was organized by Alexander County business interests on 30 Nov. 1945 to operate an 18-mile Southern Railway branch line from Statesville to Taylorsville that was being [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Aluminum Company of America
by Bales, Susan, Hunt, James L. Aluminum Company of America (Alcoa) established an aluminum smelting plant in east Tennessee in 1914. Alcoa purchased sites on the Little Tennessee River in North Carolina between 1910 and 1925 in [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
American Tobacco Company
by Carter, Robert W., Jr. American Tobacco Company by Robert W. Carter Jr., 2006 See also: W. Duke, Sons and Company; Tobacco, Brown and Williamson Tobacco Company; Bull Durham Tobacco; R. J. Reynolds Tobacco [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Asheville Armory
by McKinney, Gordon B. Three Asheville businessmen-Robert Pulliam, Ephraim Clayton, and George Whitson-established the Asheville Armory in 1862. By November of that year, they were employing 107 workers and had produced [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Atlantic & Western Railway Company
by Kennedy, George A. The Atlantic & Western Railway Company was chartered on 7 Mar. 1899 under sponsorship of the Edwards family of Sanford. It took over the operation of a line extending 12 miles west from Hope [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Atlantic Coast Line Railroad
by Kennedy, George A. The Atlantic Coast Line Railroad (ACL), one of three major railroads that served North Carolina during the twentieth century, traced its roots to a holding company called the American Improvement and [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bank of Cape Fear
by Steelman, Bennett L. The Bank of Cape Fear was the first private state bank chartered in North Carolina and one of the state's largest banks until the Civil War. Created by an act of the General Assembly in 1804, the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Barbers
by Powell, William S. By the time North Carolina was colonized, the French custom of having barbers do surgery was never practiced in the colonies. Striped barber poles were abandoned, only to be revived by the appearance [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Belk
by Furr, J. Elizabeth. Charlotte-based Belk, Inc., the nation's largest privately owned department store organization, began in Monroe in 1888 as one small store named the New York Racket. The 25-year-old founder, William [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
by Williams, Wiley J. In 1927 Wilburt C. Davison, dean of the newly created Duke Medical School, began to tackle the problem of inadequate medical care in North Carolina. With the assistance of Watson S. Rankin, director [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Branch Banking and Trust Company
by Orvedahl, Ginny, McGee, Barry. The Branch Banking and Trust Company was established in Wilson in 1872, when Alpheus Branch and Thomas Jefferson Hadley formed Branch and Hadley, a private banking firm. In 1887 Branch bought [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
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