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for The State Vol. 33 Issue 1, June 1965
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Lowes Hardware Inc. has expanded again. The franchise opened in North Wilkesboro in 1946 under Carl Buchan. There are currently 31 outlets in eight states, including a new one that just opened in Belpre, Ohio. The store has plans to open a dozen more outlets in the next two years and to expand further throughout the southeast.
The sinking of the ship, HOME, on Oct. 9, 1837 created a court case and a ruling that has implications into the 1960s. The entire Croom family drowned when the ship sank. The Croom family members argued for 20 years over who died first since the inheritance depended upon who lived the longest. The case ended with the common calamity decision that stated that all family members are declared to have died at the same time.