Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for We the People of North Carolina Vol. 37 Issue 6, June 1979
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The company began when J. S. Myers and J. J. Ezell opened a paint store in Charlotte in 1904. Several years later T. W. Pritchard joined the company, and in 1922, he purchased the remaining stock from the founders and the company was his. He later expanded the product line to include glass. In 1979, Pritchard Paint & Glass Company celebrates its 75th anniversary.
The Historic Preservation Fund of North Carolina, Inc. has been in operation for eighteen months. It is a private, non-profit agency that rescues valuable old structures for resale to owners who will restore and maintain them as they were originally built. The article includes some specific properties the Fund has handled.
Wachovia Bank & Trust, which opened its doors on June 16, 1879 in Winston as the Wachovia National Bank, celebrates its 100th anniversary in 1979. Today it is the largest bank in the Southeast and the 32nd largest among the country's 14,000 commercial banks.
Adams-Millis Hosiery Company of High Point is one of the unknown giants in the textile industry. For seventy-five years the company has been the world's largest manufacturer of private-label hosiery for many of the country's mass merchandising retailers. Now the company is launching its own brand.