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The North Carolina Award is the state's highest civilian honor. O'Mara discusses this year's seven award winners. The awards were first presented in 1964, and since that time, over 150 people have been honored in fields including science, fine arts, public service, and literature.
Susie M. Sharp blazed a trail for women in the legal profession. In 1926, she was the first woman to attend law school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; in 1949, she became the state's first female judge; in 1974, she became the first woman in the nation to be elected a Chief Justice of a state Supreme Court.
A number of products have been developed in North Carolina, but few people today know that pantyhose were created in the state in the mid-1950s by executives of Glen Raven Mills.