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Early Statehood (1789-1820)
British Debts
by Williams, Wiley J. Debts owed by North Carolina merchants and planters to British merchants before the Revolutionary War were disputed by the United States and England until 1802. The colonial merchants and planters [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Buncombe
by Faulkner, Ronnie W. The word "Buncombe" has, along with its variations of "bunk" and "bunkum," entered American slang as a term synonymous with meaningless speech. The popular term for pretentious and nonsensical talk [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Burges (Burgess), Dempsey
by Johnson, Elmer D. Burges (Burgess), Dempsey by Elmer D. Johnson, 1979 1751–13 Jan. 1800 Dempsey Burges (Burgess), Revolutionary War leader and member of Congress, was born near Shiloh in Pasquotank (later [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Caldwell School
by Stoesen, Alexander R. The David Caldwell School, also known as "Log College," was established in what is now Greensboro in 1767 by David Caldwell, a Presbyterian minister, self-taught physician, and patriot. As a [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Caldwell, David Franklin
by Brawley, James S. David Franklin Caldwell, lawyer, legislator, and judge, was born of Scotch-Irish ancestry in the eastern section of Iredell County. He was the son of Andrew Caldwell, an early settler of this region [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cape Lookout Light Station
by Duggan, Karen, Price, Kerby, Stanford, Herb. Cape Lookout Light Station by Karen Duggan, Kerby Price, and Herb Stanford. Reprinted with permission from the Cape Lookout National Seashore, National Park Service, 2012.   See [...] (from Cape Lookout National Seashore.)
Circuit Riders
by Lepley, Lynne S. Circuit riders were itinerant preachers who traveled from place to place ministering to the spiritual needs of the people. The term came to be synonymous with Methodist preachers, followers of the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Clarendon Bridge Company
by Anderson, Jean B. The Clarendon Bridge Company of Cumberland County was established in 1818 by legislative act for the purpose of building and maintaining a bridge across the Cape Fear River near Fayetteville (the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cockfighting
by Sumner, Jim L. Cockfighting in North Carolina dates from the colonial period. A cockfight involves two specially bred gamecocks equipped with steel gaffs attached to each leg fighting until one is disabled. The [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cokesbury School
by Wall, James W. The Cokesbury School, the first Methodist-sponsored school in North Carolina, was built near Aquila Phelps's horse ford on the Yadkin River in eastern Rowan (now Davie) County in about 1790. It was [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)

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