Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for North Carolina Historical Review Vol. 83 Issue 3, July 2006
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This article examines the life and career of Charles Gerrard, a leading citizen of North Carolina who served in the Continental Army and became a successful businessman in Tarboro after the war. Gerrard was also a delegate to teh 1789 North Carolina Constitutional Convention and an early supporter of the University of North Carolina. His donation of land to the University was eventually sold off to build a chapel on campus which has since been renamed Gerrard Hall.
This article examines the development of the airport at Charlotte between 1978 and 1989 through its association with Piedmont Airlines. The airline was able to demonstrate the positive effect of an air transportation hub in Charlotte in the face of public doubt. After Piedmont Airlines merged with US Airways in 1989, the Charlotte Douglas International Airport is still a regional hub for air travel in the South.
This article examines the 1953 order of Bishop Vincent S. Water to integrate two separate white and black parishes in Newton Grove. This first attempt to integrate Catholic parishes in the South was met with strong resistance from white members of the community.