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8511
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Powell & Stokes, a farm supply business, was founded in Windsor in 1915 by brothers-in-law Luther Powell and Jonathan Stokes. After World War II, two Powell brothers took over the business, and now, a third generation of Powells runs the company. Back in the late 1960s and early 1970s, Jack Powell, Sr., created a recipe for frying what he called blister-fried peanuts. The business started as an off-season project, but the local demand for the peanuts became so great that Bill and Jack Powell, Jr., founded Bertie County Peanuts in 1994. The peanut business now accounts for 15 to 20 percent of the farm supply business.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 74 Issue 9, Feb 2007, p116-118, 120, il, por Periodical Website
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37165
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With the same theme as another article found in this edition, Susan Stafford Kelly' “Diamond Guys," this article profiles fifteen businesses in North Carolina owned by the same families. Included were Raleigh’s York Properties, established 1910; Hickory’s Keever’s Key and Repair Service, founded 1920; Salisbury’s Beaver Brothers, established 1911; Windsor’s Bertie County Peanuts, founded 1915.
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38145
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A business founded in 1919 attributes its success to a solid foundation, one attributed to its founding families building good customer service and community presence. Its foundation has survived challenges such as competition from Bertie County Peanuts, changes in its cash crop’s storage and transportation methods, and hurricanes.