Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for We the People of North Carolina Vol. 26 Issue 3, Aug 1968
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American Enka Corporation came to Asheville in 1928 and later moved its corporate headquarters there. The company produces mostly rayon. After a career with Hercules, Inc., Philip Barton Stull came to Asheville in 1959 as president and board chairman. When he stepped down as president in 1967, gross income had risen from $95 million in 1962 to $185 million by 1967. Total employment rose from 6,300 to 10,000 for the same period due to expanded production.
North Carolina's coastline has experienced a construction boom in the 1960s. The development is located in three coastal areas: the northern coast (Dare County); the middle coast (Carteret and Pender Counties); and the lower coast (New Hanover and Brunswick Counties). We the People of North Carolina conducted an informal survey of developers, mayors, and chamber of commerce officials to determine to some degree the extent of the boom.
Four Wilmington men are developing what may become the most ultra-private, ultra-exclusive residential property on the entire East Coast--Figure Eight Island, which lies just north of Wrightsville Beach. Cash is no guarantee of a purchase; each offer to purchase is screened by the corporation owning the island. Those who are approved must then submit house plans for approval.
In 1966, the Ford Foundation, a well-known endower of the American arts, offered the North Carolina Symphony $1 million, provided that the organization could match it with a like amount. This article reports on the Symphony's efforts to match the Ford grant.
Eden is Rockingham County's largest city and was formed by merging three smaller communities--Leaksville, Spray, and Draper. This article describes how three communities and a residential district overcame their differences and merged onto one community with a common interest.
Harriett Tynes came to Greensboro in 1944 with the job of rebuilding the Children's Home Society North Carolina. The home had been closed for eighteen months at that time, and no children had been accepted for placement for adoption. Tynes recently retired after twenty-four years with the society, and Reece recounts the experiences of the woman who has come to be known as the â€œMother to Thousands.â€