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Adoption
by Shaffer, Lisa C. Adoption, according to a 1996 North Carolina law, is "the creation by law of the relationship of parent and child between two individuals." Adoption and guardianship are legal ways for a responsible [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Alexander, Annie Lowrie
by Dudley, Harold J. Annie Lowrie Alexander, physician, teacher, and philanthropist, was born near the town of Cornelius in Mecklenburg County of Scotch-Irish ancestry. Her father was Dr. John Brevard Alexander [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Babcock, Mary Reynolds
by Wooten, Hubert K. Mary Reynolds Babcock, philanthropist, was born in Winston of Scottish ancestry. Her father was R. J. Reynolds, founder of R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; her mother was Mary Smith Reynolds. As a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Baptist Children's Homes
by Jonas, Glenn. Baptist Children's Homes of North Carolina, Inc., founded in 1885, is one of the largest residential child care facilities in the South. The idea to establish an orphanage was first brought before [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Barnwell, Lila Ripley
by Brown, Arika. Barnwell, Lila Ripley By Arika Brown, North Carolina State University, 2013 18 April 1863 – 6 March 1961 Lila Ripley [...] (from NCpedia.)
Beal, Helen Marjorie
by Oesen, Elaine Von. Helen Marjorie Beal, librarian, was born in Oneida, N.Y., the daughter of Joseph and Helen Clark Beal. She attended Syracuse University and was graduated from the Carnegie Institute Library School, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bingham, Mary Lily Kenan Flagler
by Kenan, T.S., III. Mary Bingham, philanthropist, was born in Kenansville at Liberty Hall, her grandfather's home. She was the daughter of William Rand Kenan and Mary Hargrave and the eldest of four children. Her [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blount, Mary ("Jackie") Sumner
by Nash, Jaquelin Drane. Mary Blount, daughter and wife of revolutionary generals, by whose benefaction Christ Episcopal Church, Raleigh, was built, was born in Warren County at the home of her father, General Jethro Sumner. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bost, Annie Kizer
by Morgan, Thomas S. Annie Kizer Bost, commissioner of the North Carolina State Board of Charities and Public Welfare and an active participant in women's clubs, civic work, and the Democratic party, was born in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Boys Road Patrol
by Jones, H. G. The Boys Road Patrol was chartered by the General Assembly in 1915 under the aegis of J. Hampton Rich "to look after the maintenance of the stretch of road indigenous to each member of the patrol, [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Chain Gang
by Ireland, Robert E. From the Reconstruction era to the late 1950s, the use of prisoners in chain gangs to perform hard labor, especially in building and maintaining public roads, was a common practice in North Carolina [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Civic Clubs
by Williams, Wiley J., Faulkner, Ronnie W., Bates, Jerry S., Cause, Sue, Kelley, Roy W., Morris, J. B., Overby, Willis H., Whitefield, Clarence E. Civic clubs play a significant role in the social, economic, and cultural life of North Carolina women and men and have done so for decades. In the early 1800s, people from different professions and [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)
by Cole, Olen. Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) "Work and Opportunity: African Americans in the CCC" by Dr. Olen Cole Jr. Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior Historian. Spring 2010. Tar [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Clarendon Bridge Company
by Anderson, Jean B. The Clarendon Bridge Company of Cumberland County was established in 1818 by legislative act for the purpose of building and maintaining a bridge across the Cape Fear River near Fayetteville (the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Coast Guard, U.S
by Stick, David, Branch, Paul. Coast Guard, U.S by David Stick, 2006 Additional research provided by Paul Branch. See also: Lifesaving Service, U.S.; Submarine Attacks; Fort Macon; The U.S. Coast Guard has figured [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
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