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The Hackney family has been in the transportation business in some capacity since the fourteenth century. The family and a version of their company originated in England, but the family's activities in eastern North Carolina are the focus of this article. Hackney Brothers Inc. in Wilson is the focus of this article. Hackney Brothers Inc. in Wilson once dominated the bugging making industry. In the twentieth century, the Washington branch, Hackney and Sons, Inc. made its mark with delivery vehicles. The company now specializes in the manufacture of fire and rescue trucks.
The Atlantic Coast Line Railroad and the Norfolk Southern Railway became important parts of Beaufort County's and specifically the town of Washington's economic system in the late nineteenth century.
Skydive Little Washington opened at the Washington-Warren Field Airport in December 2013 and operates as a skydiving school for first timers and adrenaline junkies.