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Washington, North Carolina had been struggling with dwindling industry and the development of nearby towns such as Kinston, which challenged Washington's commerce. Upon hiring Bill Patterson as Chamber of Commerce Secretary, a survey of suitable industries and special advertising were put in place to entice businesses to move to Washington. Kinston shirt manufacturers, Samsons Inc., relocated to Washington and eventually, upon trying to improve water, sewage, and other facilities, the National Spinning Company signed an agreement with Washington as well.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 23 Issue 9, Sept 1955, p10-11, f
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13092
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Beaufort County is well endowed with flatlands, forests, and inland waterways. The first permanent settlers were French Protestants in 1690, and since then the county has had a long history of settlers, near-rebellions, and Indian troubles. Beaufort County experienced a notorious pirate era, big business boom before the Revolution, The Civil War, and a stint as the State's capital. Industrial development has progressed over time with improvements in waterways and machinery.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 23 Issue 9, Sept 1955, p16-23, 46, f
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13093
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Harnett County will present an elaborate celebration to its 100th birthday. Harnett County was formed from Cumberland County and named for Cornelius Harnett, a Revolutionary War patriot of the lower Cape Fear. The Centennial celebration is designed to unite the citizens in a common cause by participating in various activities that stimulate interest in Harnett County's historical development.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 23 Issue 9, Sept 1955, p39, f
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13091
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To mark the 250th anniversary of the oldest town in North Carolina, a pageant was written and performed by Governor Hodges, among others. Local churches held special homecomings, and numerous visitors from throughout the state gathered at historical meetings, high teas, and street dances.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 23 Issue 9, Sept 1955, p12-13, 29, f
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15653
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The Blount family of Beaufort County is one of the country's oldest, most numerous, and most influential families. John Gray Blount built the sixth house at the Forks of the Tar in 1778, and it became the meeting place of eastern North Carolina's great men--statesmen, leaders of church, state, business, and agriculture.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 23 Issue 9, Sept 1955, p34, il
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15652
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This article contains information on the larger towns in Beaufort County. They include Bath, Belhaven, Aurora, Pantego, Chocowinity, and South Creek.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 23 Issue 9, Sept 1955, p30-33, il, map
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15651
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Sharpe summarizes 250 years of Beaufort County's history.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 23 Issue 9, Sept 1955, p16-25, 27-28, il
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