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Post War 20th Century (1946-2000)
Auto Racing
by Mazzocchi, Jay, Williams, Wiley J. Auto racing in North Carolina has grown from occasional competitions among speed-hungry moonshiners during the 1930s to a billion-dollar industry operating under the sponsorship of major corporations [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Aviation
by Parramore, Thomas C., Ellis, Clyde, Moyer, Stephen. The history of aviation and the airline industry in North Carolina encompasses more than Orville and Wilbur Wright's momentous flight at Kitty Hawk in December 1903. Before that, North Carolina [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Babies Hospital
by Hill, Michael. Babies Hospital by Michael Hill, 2006 The Babies Hospital was a seaside pediatric institution that operated in New Hanover County from 1920 until 1978. Medical professionals had long [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Balanced Budget Amendment
by Ferrell, Joseph S. The Balanced Budget Amendment, sponsored by Rep. John Gamble of Lincoln County, was adopted as part of the North Carolina Constitution in 1977. The amendment requires that the state conduct its [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Baseball
by Sumner, Jim L. Baseball has been popular in North Carolina since the late nineteenth century. Baseball's antecedent, rounders, was widely played in antebellum North Carolina. Modern baseball was apparently [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Basketball - Part iv: Basketball and Civil Rights
by Simpson-Vos, Mark. Men's college basketball in the state underwent another dramatic transformation beginning in the late 1960s, when previously all-white college teams began recruiting black players. Prior to and after [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bathanti, Joseph
by Childs, T. Mike. Joseph Bathanti is an award-winning poet, author, and college professor. He has published four books of poetry, two novels, a book of short stories, and a nonfiction work on North Carolina's Visiting [...] (from NCpedia.)
Beech Mountain/Land of Oz
by Glynn, Elizabeth Scheld. Beech Mountain in Avery County is the eastern United States' highest town, at 5,606 feet above sea level. Local residents share the mountain with several resort communities and Ski Beech, a popular [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Black Panther Party
by Schutz, J. Christopher. The Black Panther Party was founded in Oakland, Calif., in October 1966. The controversial organization espoused black pride and black control of neighborhood institutions, preached self-defense [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blandwood
by Stoesen, Alexander R. Blandwood was the Greensboro home of North Carolina governor John Motley Morehead (1841-45). The original structure consisted of a wooden dwelling that was constructed in approximately 1825. In 1844 [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)

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