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With the same theme as another article in this edition, Susan Stafford Kelly's, “For the Love of Fish,” this article profiles North Carolina companies owned by the same families. Among the forty were Joe Sugar’s of St. Paul’s, founded 1916; Winston-Salem’s Quality Oil, established 1937; Raleigh’s Capitol Broadcasting, founded 1937; Morehead City’s El’s Drive-In, established 1959.
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.
The survival of a business founded in 1913 can be found in more than its Tarboro location. What has helped the store to survive two major setbacks can also be found in personality traits such as patience and determination. It is such traits that helped build good customer service and community presence for Marrow-Pitt Hardware and its four generations of store owners.
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.
A Weaverville company’s handiwork is displayed globally and beyond. Started in 1941, A-B Emblem is identified as one of the three largest patchmaking companies in the world. Included in this family-owned business’ clientele are the US Army and Department of Homeland Security. Included in the patches pictured are ones made for NASA astronaut Thomas P. Stafford, Daytona International Speedway, and the Fire on the Mountain Blacksmith Festival.
The Laursen family have been running their homemade soap shop since 2007.