Government agencies

Government agencies
1835 Constitutional Convention
by Jeffrey, Thomas E. 1835 Constitutional Convention Originally published as "It Needed to Change before the State Could Grow: The Constitutional Convention of 1835" by Thomas E. Jeffrey Reprinted with permission [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Advisory Budget Commission
by Williams, Wiley J. The Advisory Budget Commission (ABC) was created when the General Assembly of 1925 enacted the Executive Budget Act to vest the governor with more direct supervision of state agencies and [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Agricultural Experiment Stations
by Williams, Wiley J. The legislative act of 27 Feb. 1877 that established the North Carolina Department of Agriculture (NCDA) and a Board of Agriculture also created the North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station, [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Agriculture and Consumer Services, Department of
by Williams, Wiley J. As early as 1860, North Carolina governor John W. Ellis urged the General Assembly to set up a board of agriculture. Legislators ignored the request because of their concern over the impending Civil [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Archives and History, Office of
by Price, William S., Jr., Howard, Jeffrey Allen. The North Carolina Office of Archives and History is the third-oldest state historical agency in the nation, and one of the largest such agencies. It is a direct descendant of the North Carolina [...] (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.)
Auditor, State
by Johnson, K. Todd. The North Carolina state auditor, an elected official, is responsible for monitoring state agencies' financial records for accuracy and for determining their compliance with state law and [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Board of Trade
by Cain, Robert J. The Board of Trade was the agency of the British government principally concerned with matters relating to the colonies. Established in 1695, the board maintained correspondence with provincial and [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Board of War
by Troxler, George W. Board of War by George W. Troxler, 2006 The imminent invasion of North Carolina following the British Revolutionary War victory at Camden, S.C., on 16 Aug. 1780 precipitated a crisis in the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bragg Committee
by Harris, William C. In 1868-69 North Carolina's Reconstruction government extended $27.83 million in the form of bonds and stocks to 18 railroad companies in the state. Although it was mainly zeal for internal [...] (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.)
Caledonia
by Gaddis, Elijah. Caledonia, located just south of the Roanoke River in Halifax County, North Carolina, has undergone many changes in its 300 year history. Starting in the early 18th century, Caledonia was settled by [...] (from NCpedia.)
Carnegie Libraries
by McGrath, Eileen. Between 1886 and 1923, industrialist Andrew Carnegie and the Carnegie Corporation donated funds for more than 1,600 public library buildings in the United States. Ten of those libraries were [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Carolina Charter Tercentenary Commission
by Cain, Robert J. The Carolina Charter Tercentenary Commission was established by the 1959 General Assembly in order to plan for observations of the 300th anniversary of the signing of the Carolina charter in 1663. [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Central Prison
by Smith, Lisa D., Linn, Jo White. Central Prison in Raleigh has played a significant role in the North Carolina criminal justice system since the nineteenth century. It was established in 1884, after the North Carolina Constitution [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Civil Rights in North Carolina
by Brown, Flora Bryant. African American Civil Rights in North Carolina by Dr. Flora Bryant Brown Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior Historian. Fall 2004. Tar Heel Junior Historian Association, NC [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)
by Cole, Olen. Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) "Work and Opportunity: African Americans in the CCC" by Dr. Olen Cole Jr. Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior Historian. Spring 2010. Tar Heel [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Claims Committees
by Ferrell, Joseph S. Claims committees were part of both houses of the General Assembly until 1949. North Carolina inherited its fundamental legal system from Great Britain, and under the common law of England, the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Colonial Agents
by Higginbotham, Don. Colonial agents were authorized individuals in London representing the interests of the North American provinces. They conducted business for their respective colonial governments and passed [...] (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.)
Commission on the Future of North Carolina
by Williams, Wiley J. The Commission on the Future of North Carolina, also called NC 2000, was created in June 1981 by Governor James B. Hunt Jr. Chaired by William C. Friday, then president of the consolidated University [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Committee of One Hundred
by Ireland, Robert E. Committee of One Hundred by Robert E. Ireland, 2006 Between 1922 and 1926 the North Carolina Conference for Social Service devoted much attention to crime and prison conditions. [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Committees of Correspondence
by Smith, Carmen Miner. Committees of Correspondence were among the first institutions established by the American colonies to maintain communication with each other. In December 1773 the North Carolina Assembly organized [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Committees of Observation
by Powell, William S. Committees of Observation existed as a part of the preliminary political and military activity at the beginning of the American Revolution. Citizens who were reluctant to support the movement for [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Committees of Safety
by Smith, Carmen Miner. Committees of Safety were a network of committees authorized by the Continental Congress, endorsed by the Second Provincial Congress of North Carolina and the North Carolina Assembly, and established [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Controller, Office of
by Williams, Wiley J. The General Assembly established the office of controller (originally spelled "comptroller") in 1782 to oversee all "public accounts of the state" and to keep the legislature informed about budgetary [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Corporation Commission
by Hunt, James L. The North Carolina Corporation Commission was the principal state agency for the regulation of railroads, banks, and electric utilities from 1899 to 1933. Created by the General Assembly of 1899, it [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Council Extraordinary
by Norris, David A. The Council Extraordinary was a committee established by the General Assembly to exercise executive powers jointly with the governor in revolutionary North Carolina. Under the emergency conditions [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Council of Safety
by Towles, Louis P. The Council of Safety was created as an interim government by North Carolina's Fourth Provincial Congress, which met at Halifax in April and May 1776. In the absence of a permanent government created [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Council of State
by Orth, John V. The Council of State comprises North Carolina's executive branch of government. Under the North Carolina Constitution, it is composed of ten elected officers: the governor, lieutenant governor, [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
County Commissioners
by Case, Steven, Lewis, Henry W., Ferrell, Joseph S. North Carolina counties are legal entities capable of holding and managing property and possessed of many powers conferred on by law. Through its board of commissioners, the county exercises its [...] (from School of Government, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.)
Crime Control and Public Safety, Department of
by Williams, Wiley J. The 1977 General Assembly passed legislation to restructure and rename the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) as the Department of Crime Control and Public Safety. The new department [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cultural Resources, Department of
by Williams, Wiley J. Natural and Cultural Resources, Department of [Previously named: Cultural Resources, Department of] The Department name was changed to the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Department of Public Instruction
by Williams, Wiley J., Latta, E. Michael. In 1817 Archibald D. Murphey, a state senator from Orange County, submitted to the General Assembly his report advocating a publicly financed system of education in North Carolina. Though this [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Employment Security Commission
by Williams, Wiley J. In response to federal initiatives and requirements, the North Carolina General Assembly called a special session in December 1936 and established the state Unemployment Compensation Commission. Its [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Environment and Natural Resources, Department of
by Stick, David. The origins of what came to be known as the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources date as far back as 1823, when the state sponsored a geological survey. Later, state [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Environmental Protection Agency
by Williams, Wiley J. Following the example of the U.S. Forest Service, the National Center for Health Statistics, and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Eugenics Board
by Belton, Tom. The North Carolina Eugenics Board, operating under the theories of the science of eugenics, or racial improvement through selective breeding, began its work in 1933 after the General Assembly passed [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Executive branch
by Case, Steven, Anonymous, Agan, Kelly. Excerpted from the 2001-2002 North Carolina Manual. Updated by: Steven Case, Government & Heritage Library, 2009, 2013; Kelly Agan, Government & Heritage Library, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, [...] (from North Carolina Manual.)
Ferebee, Percy Bell
by Stephens, George Myers. Ferebee, Percy Bell by George Myers Stephens, 1986 29 May 1891–30 Dec. 1970 Percy Bell Ferebee, banker and developer, was born in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Foard, Frederick Theophilus, Jr.
by Foard, John Hanby, Jr. Frederick Theophilus Foard, Jr., physician and U.S. Public Health director, was born in the Vale section of Bandy Township, Catawba County, the fourth child of Dr. Frederick Theophilus (1855–1933) [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Freedmen's Bureau
by Alexander, Roberta Sue. The Freedmen's Bureau, officially the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, was created by Congress in 1865 after months of debate. The Freedmen's Bureau controlled abandoned and [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Freight Rates
by Tiemann, Thomas K. Freight rates in North Carolina, as in most American states, were regulated from the late nineteenth century until the 1970s. In 1890 the Farmers' Alliance elected many members of the N.C. General [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
General Assembly
by Norris, David A. The General Assembly, the lawmaking body of North Carolina, evolved from the colonial legislature established under British rule. That legislature was a bicameral body, with a royal council appointed [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Governor's Commission on Education beyond High School
by Fountain, Benjamin Eagles, Jr. Governor's Commission on Education beyond High School by Benjamin Eagles Fountain Jr., 2006 See also: Community Colleges The Governor's Commission on Education beyond High School, commonly [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Governor's Council
by Price, William S., Jr. During the Proprietary period in North Carolina (before the establishment of royal government in 1731), the "governor's council," precursor to the modern Council of State, was a group of 6 to 12 men [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Grand Assembly of Albemarle
by Towles, Louis P. The Grand Assembly of Albemarle was the name of the legislative body summoned by North Carolina's first governor, William Drummond (1663-67), to assist in the drafting of temporary laws and to act [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Great Depression
by Steelman, Joseph F. Great Depression and the New Deal Related Entries: Public Schools in the Great Depression; 1920's; Agriculture During the Great Depression "A New Deal for the American People" by Joseph F. [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Health and Human Services, Department of
by Vocci, Robert Blair. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is responsible for the welfare of all North Carolina residents, including children, the elderly, the economically impoverished, and [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Highway Commission
by Ireland, Robert E. The first State Highway Commission, established by Governor Charles B. Aycock in 1901, consisted of the state geologist, the commissioner of agriculture, and a third person selected to act as [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
History of the North Carolina State Park System - Part 1: Introduction
by Eakes, Alan, Reuter, Don, Ledford, Lewis. History of the North Carolina State Park System - Part 1: Introduction by Alan Eakes, Lewis Ledford, and Don Reuter, 2011. NC Division of Parks of Recreation, NC Department of Cultural [...] (from NC Division of Parks and Recreation, NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources.)
History of the North Carolina State Park System - Part 2: Birth of a State Park System, 1891-1933
by Eakes, Alan, Reuter, Don, Ledford, Lewis. Part 1: Introduction; Part 2: Birth of a State Park System, 1891-1933; Part 3: Expansion through Public Donations and Federal Public Works Programs, 1934-1941; Part 4: WWII and Post WWII [...] (from NC Division of Parks and Recreation, NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources.)
History of the North Carolina State Park System - Part 3: Expansion through Public Donations and Federal Public Works Programs, 1934-1941
by Eakes, Alan, Reuter, Don, Ledford, Lewis. Part 1: Introduction; Part 2: Birth of a State Park System, 1891-1933; Part 3: Expansion through Public Donations and Federal Public Works Programs, 1934-1941; Part 4: WWII and Post WWII [...] (from NC Division of Parks and Recreation, NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources.)
History of the North Carolina State Park System - Part 4: WWII and Post WWII Developments
by Eakes, Alan, Reuter, Don, Ledford, Lewis. Part 1: Introduction; Part 2: Birth of a State Park System, 1891-1933; Part 3: Expansion through Public Donations and Federal Public Works Programs, 1934-1941; Part 4: WWII and Post WWII [...] (from NC Division of Parks and Recreation, NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources.)
History of the North Carolina State Park System - Part 5: Growth through Donations and LWCF Assistance, 1956-1970
by Eakes, Alan, Reuter, Don, Ledford, Lewis. Part 1: Introduction; Part 2: Birth of a State Park System, 1891-1933; Part 3: Expansion through Public Donations and Federal Public Works Programs, 1934-1941; Part 4: WWII and Post WWII [...] (from NC Division of Parks and Recreation, NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources.)
History of the North Carolina State Park System - Part 7: Reservoirs, Re-evaluations and New Initiatives, 1980-1989
by Eakes, Alan, Reuter, Don, Ledford, Lewis. Part 1: Introduction; Part 2: Birth of a State Park System, 1891-1933; Part 3: Expansion through Public Donations and Federal Public Works Programs, 1934-1941; Part 4: WWII and Post WWII [...] (from NC Division of Parks and Recreation, NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources.)
History of the North Carolina State Park System - Part 8: Financial Resources Committed to State Parks, 1990-1999
by Eakes, Alan, Reuter, Don, Ledford, Lewis. Part 1: Introduction; Part 2: Birth of a State Park System, 1891-1933; Part 3: Expansion through Public Donations and Federal Public Works Programs, 1934-1941; Part 4: WWII and Post WWII [...] (from NC Division of Parks and Recreation, NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources.)
History of the North Carolina State Park System - Part 9: Planning for the Future and Growing Parks and Conservation in a Rapidly Growing State, 2000-2011
by Eakes, Alan, Reuter, Don, Ledford, Lewis. Part 1: Introduction; Part 2: Birth of a State Park System, 1891-1933; Part 3: Expansion through Public Donations and Federal Public Works Programs, 1934-1941; Part 4: WWII and Post WWII [...] (from NC Division of Parks and Recreation, NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources.)
Homeland Security
by Mazzocchi, Jay. The tragic events of 11 Sept. 2001-during which approximately 3,000 people died when Islamic terrorists hijacked commercial airplanes and used them to strike the World Trade Center in New York City [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Industrial Commission
by Maupin, Armistead Jones. Industrial Commission by Armistead Jones Maupin, 2006 The Industrial Commission is the state agency that administers the federal Workers' Compensation Act, which provides compensation benefits [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jones, Andrew Jackson
by Titchener, William D. Andrew Jackson Jones, legislator, financier, and railroad president, was probably the son of William Jones of Bladen County. In the 1850 census he was recorded as a twenty-four-year-old farmer in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jones, Thomas
by Powell, William S. Thomas Jones, lawyer and colonial and state official, a native of Gloucestershire, England, was clerk of court in Chowan County in 1758. Because there were numerous men of the same name in the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Judiciary, Federal
by Fish, Peter Graham, Brinkley, Martin H. The federal judicial system was created with the opening words of Article III of the U.S. Constitution: "The Judicial Power of the United States shall be vested." The framers of the Constitution [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Judiciary, State
by Williams, Wiley J. When North Carolina became a state in 1776, the colonial structure of the court system was retained nearly intact. The Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, the county court that existed from about [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Labor, North Carolina Department of
by Williams, Wiley J. The Bureau of Labor Statistics, predecessor of the modern North Carolina Department of Labor, was established by the General Assembly in 1887 as an agency within the Department of Agriculture, [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Library, State
by York, Maury. The North Carolina General Assembly established the State Library in 1812 as a collection of public documents-chiefly laws and legislative journals-for use by legislators and other state government [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Local Government Commission
by Stick, David. The Local Government Commission was created by the General Assembly in 1931 after the funds invested in banks by many local governments had been lost in the stock market crash of 1929. Previously, [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lowe, Dazelle Foster
by Pronovost, Emily, von der Heide, Mary. Lowe, Dazelle Foster By Mary von der Heide and Emily Pronovost, NCSU Libraries, 2007 Originally published in Green 'N' Growing, The History of Home Demonstration and 4-H Youth Development in [...] (from NCSU Libraries.)
Marshals, U.S.
by Berryhill, William Irwin, Jr. The Office of U.S. Marshal was created by the Judiciary Act of 1789, the same legislation that established the U.S. Supreme Court and the federal judicial system. President George Washington [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
McKimmon, Jane Simpson
by Mcbride, Marie A. McKimmon, Jane Simpson by Marie A. Mcbride, 1991 13 Nov. 1867–1 Dec. 1957 See also: Jane S. McKimmon (from Tar Heel Junior Historian) Jane Simpson McKimmon, agricultural educator and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Medical Board
by Williams, Wiley J. The modern North Carolina Medical Board (NCMB) began as the North Carolina State Board of Medical Examiners, created by the General Assembly in 1859 "in order to properly regulate the practice of [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Museum of History: Hall of History
by Jackson, Eloise. The North Carolina Museum of History has had [five] homes, beginning with a single gallery and progressing to its newest impressive structure, which Administrator John D. Ellington says will house [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
NASA Tracking Station in North Carolina
by Hill, Michael. North Carolina's NASA Tracking Station: Rosman Satellite Tracking and Data Acquisition Facility by Michael Hill Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History, [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
National Guard
by Williams, Wiley J., Howard, Jeffrey Allen, Branch, Paul. National Guard by Wiley J. Williams, 2006 Additional research provided by Paul Branch and Jeffrey Allen Howard. North Carolina has maintained a military force since the Revolutionary War. [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
NC Commission of Indian Affairs
by Richardson, Gregory A. In the mid-1900s, American Indian communities in North Carolina were struggling for survival, facing many adversities, and without a voice in local or state government. These communities were, for [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
NC State Fair: Agriculture (from Tar Heel Junior Historian)
by Bishop, RoAnn. Agriculture lies at the heart of the North Carolina State Fair. You can tell that by the many varieties of livestock, produce, and farm equipment exhibited at the annual autumn event. From grand [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
NC State Fair: History (from Tar Heel Junior Historian)
by McLaurin, Melton. In the years before the Civil War, North Carolina’s farmers faced many problems. Many were illiterate, and an even larger number were just barely able to read and write. Farmers relied on oral [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
NC State Fair: Technology
by Overton, Heather. The North Carolina State Agricultural Society, which produced the State Fair for seven decades before it began officially in 1853, focused primarily on agricultural reform, not attractions. Its [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Newsome, Albert Ray
by Pegg, Carl Hamilton. Albert Ray Newsome, historian, archivist, and teacher, was born at Marshville, the son of Richard Clyde and Julia Ross Newsome. Studious from boyhood, he was graduated from The University of North [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
North Carolina Arts Council
by Hayworth, Marianne B. Governor Terry Sanford created the North Carolina Arts Council in 1964 to survey the status and needs of the arts and to advance the interests of the arts in the state. The Arts Council became a [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
North Carolina Crop Improvement Association
by Williams, Wiley J. The North Carolina Crop Improvement Association, designated by state law as the official agency for seed certification in North Carolina, had its origin in the North Carolina Purebred Crop Seed [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
North Carolina Film Board
by Mazzocchi, Jay. The North Carolina Film Board (NCFB), the first state-sponsored documentary film unit in the United States, existed from 1962 to 1965 under Governor Terry Sanford. According to Sanford, the purpose [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
North Carolina Humanities Council
by Beck, John J. North Carolina Humanities Council by John J. Beck, 2006 The North Carolina Humanities Council (NCHC). [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
North Carolina State Bar
by Maupin, Armistead Jones. The North Carolina State Bar was created by the General Assembly in 1933 as an agency of the state. Its purpose is to render more effective service and improve administrative justice, particularly in [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Palatine Court
by Towles, Louis P. "Palatine" was the title applied to the senior ("eldest") member of the Lords Proprietors (and his successors), to whom the colony of Carolina was granted by the English Crown in 1663. The Palatine [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pinchot, Gifford
by Kelly, Charles B. Gifford Pinchot, forester and politician, was born in Simsbury, Conn., the eldest son of James W. and Mary Jane Eno Pinchot. James was a wealthy manufacturer and partner in the firm, Pinchot, Warren [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pogue, Joseph Ezekiel, Sr.
by . Joseph Ezekiel Pogue, Sr., tobacco manufacturer and Raleigh public official, was born September 13, 1851 in Rogersville Junction, Tennessee in Jefferson County, to Reverend John Pogue, a [...] (from North Carolina State University.)
Postal Service
by Crumbley, Tony L. When the first colonists landed on Roanoke Island in 1587, they likely wrote letters to friends and relatives back home in England. For a small fee, the ship's captain would then transport the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Public Safety, Department of
by Underhill, Michelle Czaikowski. Effective January 1, 2012, three previously separate state agencies, the Departments of Correction, Crime Control and Public Safety, and Juvenile Justice and Delinquency merged to form the North [...] (from NCpedia.)
Railroad Commission
by Hunt, James L. The Railroad Commission, or Board of Railroad Commissioners, was North Carolina's first attempt to regulate businesses through a bureaucratic state agency. The commission was established by the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Revenue Cutter Service
by Tetterton, Beverly. The Revenue Cutter Service, which employed federal cutters to enforce maritime laws, was established in 1790 to collect much-needed revenue for a post-Revolutionary War U.S. Treasury and to terminate [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
School Commission
by Latta, E. Michael. The General Assembly of 1933 created the State School Commission to be the fiscal agency for the state's public school fund, succeeding the State Board of Equalization. Membership on the commission [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
South Dakota v. North Carolina
by Hunt, James L. The author of the lawsuit was Daniel L. Russell Jr., Republican governor of the state from 1897 to 1901. Russell conceived the plan in 1900, while his party was collapsing from the onslaught of white [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
State Art Society
by Williams, Wiley J. The North Carolina State Art Society, precursor to the North Carolina Museum of Art, began with the work of the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association, a private organization founded by [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
State Bank of North Carolina
by Dean, W. Carson. The State Bank of North Carolina was chartered in 1810 by the state legislature and opened its doors in early 1811. The bank began operations with a central bank in Raleigh, branches at Edenton, New [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
State Board of Education
by Latta, E. Michael. The North Carolina Constitution of 1868 established the State Board of Education to provide overall policy direction for programs and services offered through the state's public schools. The board's [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
State Bureau of Investigation
by Williams, Wiley J. The State Bureau of Investigation (SBI). Created in 1925 by the General Assembly, the State Bureau of Identification was attached to the prison department, with the deputy warden designated as [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
State Government
by . North Carolina State Government See also: History of NC Constitutions The text of the NC Constitution may be found on the NC General Assembly Web site. North Carolina [...] (from North Carolina Manual.)
State Historic Sites Program
by Knapp, Richard F. The State Historic Sites Program began as a small operation in the North Carolina Department of Archives and History in Raleigh in October 1955. When the program was created, the General Assembly [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Supreme Court of North Carolina
by Brinkley, Martin H. Supreme Court of North Carolina by Martin H. Brinkley, 2006 See also: Judicial Branch; Roster of North Carolina's State Supreme Court Justices The Supreme Court of North [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Textbook Commission
by Willard, George-Anne. The Textbook Commission originated in the early twentieth-century efforts of Governor Charles B. Aycock and other leaders to raise educational levels in North Carolina. In the beginning, only rural [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Thorington, James
by Faulkner, Ronnie W. James Thorington, lawyer, congressman, and diplomat, was born in Wilmington, the son of John A. Thorington, a Protestant Irishman. In 1827 he moved with his parents to Montgomery, Ala., where he [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Treasurer
by Towles, Louis P. Treasurer was one of seven "chief officers" whom the Lords Proprietors intended to manage the province of North Carolina. The treasurer, as envisioned in the Fundamental Constitutions of 1669, was to [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Warren, Lindsay Carter
by Johnston, W. Lee. Lindsay Carter Warren, lawyer, legislator, congressman, and comptroller general of the United States, was born in Washington, Beaufort County, the son of Charles Frederic and Elizabeth Mutter Blount [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Works Progress Administration (WPA)
by Abrams, Douglas Carl. Works Progress Administration (WPA) "The Needy Doing Something Useful: The WPA Goes to Work" by Dr. Douglas Carl Abrams Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior Historian. Fall [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Yelverton, Emmor Harrison
by Flowers, John Baxton, III. Yelverton, Emmor Harrison by John Baxton Flowers III, 1996 16 July 1890–8 May 1955 Emmor Harrison Yelverton, diplomat, was born at his father's town house in Goldsboro, Wayne County, the son [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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