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for The State Vol. 28 Issue 16, Jan 1961
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Twenty-six years ago, Samuel E. Leonard proposed the elimination of eighty county governments within North Carolina, hoping to set a nationwide standard in state politics. Leonard suggested that the eliminated posts be replaced with twenty district units. Leonard's failed division plan can be seen in the accompanying map.
Elected president of RJ Reynolds on 21 June 1960, Alexander Henderson Galloway will be the first president of the now international tobacco company. The company recently purchased German interests in anticipation of sharing in West Germany's booming economy as well as gaining access to the European Common Market.
One of Mecklenburg's family historians, Amanda Rose Coffey, has been collecting and cataloging information regarding two of the county's most famous families, the Coffeys and the Alexanders. Coffey has filed dozens of letters, diaries, ledgers, and relics in a series of boxes, some of which date to pre-revolutionary times.
Among the first settlers into the Albemarle region, John Harvey arrived with seventeen persons, occupying the land between the Yawpin and Perquimans Rivers, an area known as Harvey's Neck. Appointed governor by the Lords Proprietors of London, in 1679, Harvey served six months in office prior to death.
The spiraling cost of living and public services is reflected in a newly compiled list of North Carolina state employees with salaries in excess of $12,000 dollars per year.