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for Carolina Comments Vol. 56 Issue 2, Apr 2008
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Between 1777-1896 ten paper mills operated in six counties manufacturing paper for Northern markets. Before the Civil War, production of paper brought about $145, 000 annually and represented a modernizing industry with the introduction of machinery from Europe. These mills were located in Cleveland, Cumberland, Forsyth, Lincoln, Orange, and Wake Counties.
January 24, 2008 at 3:45 a.m., authorities were alerted to a fire which started at the childhood home of Governor Charles B. Aycock. Damage from the fire affected several rooms, the worst damage in the parlor, and destroyed several artifacts. Other damaged artifacts and a portion of the structure will have to be cleaned and restored.