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for We the People of North Carolina Vol. 1 Issue 3, July 1943
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One hundred and seventy-six years after the Declaration of Independence was unanimously signed, the United States faces war again. Now the United States and the United Kingdom fight together to defeat similar causes. The Constitution of North Carolina calls for a return to fundamental principles in times such as these.
Listen and you will hear of the midnight ride of Mary Slocumb. When Mary, of Bertie County, North Carolina had her husband leave to fight the Tories, she had a vision. She rushed to let her husband and his men know they were in danger, and ultimately they were able to escape.
A new method of collecting taxes in North Carolina goes into affect in July: the pay-as-you-go witholding tax. Instead of waiting until the end of the year to pay a lump sum to the federal government, the new method in an installment plan over time, based on earnings for the current year.
The North Carolina Legislature is set up so that new departments, boards, and commissions can be set up if there is a need and the proposed service is more economical and efficient. The 1943 General Assembly set up over 100 different bureaus, commissions, and departments falling into the categories of administrative agencies, protective and social agencies, and educational agencies.