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Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.

Early Flights of Fact and Fancy

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Parramore discusses North Carolina inventors who were pursuing the goal of powered flight before and after the Wright Brothers' historic flight at Kitty Hawk in 1903. These include Luther Paul of Beaufort, who between 1902 and 1907, built a helicopter that flew unmanned, the world's first machine to lift vertically off the ground.