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21st Century (2001-present)
Aviation
by Parramore, Thomas C., Ellis, Clyde, Moyer, Stephen. The history of aviation and the airline industry in North Carolina encompasses more than Orville and Wilbur Wright's momentous flight at Kitty Hawk in December 1903. Before that, North Carolina [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Barrino, Fantasia
by Horton, Emily S. Fantasia Barrino 1984- by Emily Horton NC Government & Heritage Library, 2012. Related Entries: Clay Aiken; Fantasia Barrino; Kellie Pickler; Chris Daughtry; Bucky Covington; Scotty [...] (from NCpedia.)
Baseball
by Sumner, Jim L. Baseball has been popular in North Carolina since the late nineteenth century. Baseball's antecedent, rounders, was widely played in antebellum North Carolina. Modern baseball was apparently [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bathanti, Joseph
by Childs, T. Mike. Joseph Bathanti is an award-winning poet, author, and college professor. He has published four books of poetry, two novels, a book of short stories, and a nonfiction work on North Carolina's Visiting [...] (from NCpedia.)
Bill of Rights
by Childs, T. Mike. North Carolina's original copy of the Bill of Rights, stolen in 1865, has had a long and checkered journey before it finally returned to the state in 2005.It was created in 1789, when Congress [...] (from NCpedia.)
Bloc Voting
by Johnston, W. Lee, Jr. Bloc voting generally refers to a clique or coalition of legislators who vote similarly on issues, such as the farm vote or the big-city vote. In North Carolina, and elsewhere in the South, it also [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
by Williams, Wiley J. In 1927 Wilburt C. Davison, dean of the newly created Duke Medical School, began to tackle the problem of inadequate medical care in North Carolina. With the assistance of Watson S. Rankin, director [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Branch Banking and Trust Company
by Orvedahl, Ginny, McGee, Barry. The Branch Banking and Trust Company was established in Wilson in 1872, when Alpheus Branch and Thomas Jefferson Hadley formed Branch and Hadley, a private banking firm. In 1887 Branch bought [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Burlington Industries
by Troxler, George W. In 1923 J. Spencer Love founded a textile company located on the outskirts of Burlington. Love and his father contributed $50,000 worth of machinery from a previously owned mill and $200,000 from the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)

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