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Airmail Service
by Crumbley, Tony L. Airmail Service by Tony L. Crumbley, 2006 Airmail service developed after the Wright brothers' first flight at Kill Devil Hill in 1903, as aviators began to anticipate airplanes' practical [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Appalachian Regional Commission
by Williams, Wiley J. The Appalachian Regional Development Act-the first of President Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society measures to be passed by Congress-was signed into law on 9 Mar. 1965. The act created the Appalachian [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Artificial Reefs
by Dough, Wynne. Artificial reefs have been used for decades in North Carolina waters to concentrate game fish by providing shelter for their prey, as shipwrecks and some natural formations do. Cities, counties, [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Attorney General
by Williams, Wiley J. Attorney General is North Carolina's chief legal officer. The first attorney general in the Carolina colony was appointed in 1677 by the English Crown. In 1776 the office was made appointive by the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Audubon Society of North Carolina
by Orr, Oliver H., Jr. For a relatively brief period, the Audubon Society of North Carolina (ASNC) was perhaps the most important of the state Audubon societies formed as a part of the bird protection movement generated by [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bounties
by Towles, Louis P. Bounties, or grants, were implemented by Great Britain in the eighteenth century to encourage the production of vital or hard-to-obtain goods. Although rewards were given for the production of silk [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brookings Institution
by Weaver, Robert D. The Brookings Institution, a private, nonprofit organization devoted to public policy analysis based in Washington, D.C., played an instrumental role in helping North Carolina cope with the effects [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Carolina Comments
by Crow, Jeffrey J. Carolina Comments began in 1952 as a newsletter of the North Carolina Department of Archives and History. The newsletter reported on historical activities in the department and around the state and [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cemeteries, National and State
by Powell, William S., Tetterton, Beverly. North Carolina's four national cemeteries are located in New Bern, Raleigh, Salisbury, and Wilmington. From the end of the Civil War until the First World War, these cemeteries were often referred to [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Coast Guard, U.S
by Stick, David, Branch, Paul. Coast Guard, U.S by David Stick, 2006 Additional research provided by Paul Branch. See also: Lifesaving Service, U.S.; Submarine Attacks; Fort Macon; The U.S. Coast Guard has figured [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Colonial and State Records
by Cain, Robert J. The basic documents of North Carolina's history from 1662 to 1790 were reproduced in two state-sponsored publications, the Colonial Records of North Carolina and the State Records of North Carolina. [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Commission of Indian Affairs
by Williams, Wiley J. The North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs was created by the 1971 General Assembly as a response to requests of concerned Indian citizens. Among the important concerns of the commission were [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Convict Labor
by Mancini, Matthew J. Convict labor and convict leasing, the practice of using convicts for work in the public or private sector, was common throughout the South after the Civil War. Its history in North Carolina was [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Counterfeiting
by Norris, David A. Counterfeiting plagued North Carolina throughout its early history, with criminals making and passing fraudulent coins even before the colony issued its own money. North Carolina distributed its [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Driver's Licenses
by Powell, William S. Driver's licenses became mandatory in North Carolina with the passage of the Uniform Driver's License Act, introduced in the General Assembly in January 1935 by Senator Carroll W. Weathers after a [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
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