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In 1970, Bob Page went with some friends to a flea market to help them find missing pieces to their china set. t was here that Page had the idea to start Replacements, Ltd., selling discontinued china and crystal. The first file cabinet in his new endeavor was a recipe box with three-by-five note cards; by 1981 he had quit his job and officially started the business in a small house in Greensboro. In 1986, Page was named North Carolina Small Business Person of the Year. By then, he had over fifty-five employees, a half a million pieces of china, and fifteen thousand different patterns.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 54 Issue 9, Feb 1987, p26-27, il
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The 1999 Ruth Coltrane Cannon Award, North Carolina's most prestigious preservation award, was given to Raleigh's Richard H. Jenrette, who has devoted a lifetime to the preservation of America's past. He has given his expertise, time, and resources to the preservation of historic homes in New York, U.S. Virgin Islands, and North and South Carolina. A national leader in historic preservation, Jenrette is responsible for completely restoring Hillsborough's Ayr Mount, one of the state's finest Federal-style houses.
North Carolina Preservation (NoCar Oversize E 151 N6x), Vol. Issue 115, Spring 2000, p17, por