RALEIGH, NC March 28, 2014 – On March 28, 1914, Erlanger Mills began production in Lexington. The company was conceived of in 1911, when New York textile magnates Abraham and Charles Erlanger needed a source of cotton fabric for their BVD underwear factory in Baltimore, Md. Lexington businessmen convinced the brothers to build a plant near their town. The Erlangers bought 250 acres north of Lexington, laid out a mill and model village, and began construction in 1913. The mill complex initially included a brick mill building housing 25,600 steam-powered spindles and 680 looms, a large weave shed, picker room, cotton warehouse, water tower and reservoir. By the 1920s, the grid-plan village encompassed 325 houses, two churches, schools, a hotel, […]
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NCpedia Makes North Carolina History and Geography Available Online via the "North Carolina Gazetteer"
RALEIGH, NC March 28, 2014 – NCPedia and the N.C. Government and Heritage Library, in cooperation with the University of North Carolina Press, now make the entirety of “The North Carolina Gazetteer” available online through NCPedia at www.ncpedia.org. The free online encyclopedia features thousands of articles and resources about North Carolina culture and history. It is hosted by NC LIVE, and managed by the State Library of North Carolina’s Government and Heritage Library within the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. “The North Carolina Gazetteer” is a dictionary of North Carolina’s geographical place names documenting their location, history and origins. First published by the UNC Press in 1968, it was compiled by noted North Carolina historian William S. Powell, Professor Emeritus […]
Two Organizations Honor Military Hero Corporal Carl Morgan at Bobcats Game for His Service Videos: Home Donation | Family Interview CHARLOTTE, NC March 26, 2014 – The Charlotte Bobcats and Wells Fargo today honored Corporal Carl Morgan for his military service with a newly renovated home during the first half of the Bobcats and Brooklyn Nets game. A native of Lowell, Massachusetts, Corporal Morgan is currently medically retired and resides in Charlotte. He joined the military to make a difference with his life and serve his country. While enlisted, he was awarded the Afghanistan Campaign Medial (1 Star), Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon (Afghanistan), National Defense Service Medal, Global War On Terror Service Medal and Sea Service Deployment Ribbon among […]
By Shane Skeary bobcats.com CHARLOTTE, NC March 26, 2014 116vs.111 Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, NC 1 2 3 4 OT CHA 24 34 25 22 11 116 BKN 28 31 19 27 6 111 Preview | Boxscore | Game Recaps|Game Gallery THE RESULT Led by double-doubles from Al Jefferson (35 points, 15 rebounds) and Kemba Walker (20 points, 12 assists), the Cats outlasted the Brooklyn Nets with a 116-111 overtime win on March 26 at Time Warner Cable Arena. TURNING POINTS The Cats led 105-103 with 36.5 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, but Deron Williams hit a deep two-point jumper to tie the game at 105. On the other end, Kemba Walker was unable to get up a […]
ROANOKE ISLAND, NC March 27, 2014 – Summer Camps at the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island are where lasting friendships are made. Where fun and adventure go hand-in-hand. Sign your child or children up today: Click here. Call 252-473-3494 ext. 232 if you have further questions.
RALEIGH, NC March 27, 2014 – On March 27, 1950, George Matsumoto was licensed to practice architecture in North Carolina. Known for his Modernist designs, Matsumoto was one of the founding faculty members of N.C. State’s School of Design in 1948. Born in 1922, he grew up in San Francisco. He studied architecture at the University of California at Berkeley, Washington University in Saint Louis and Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. In 1952, Matsumoto began construction of his own house in Raleigh, extending the living space visually into the wooded hillside. The Matsumoto House, a designated Raleigh Historic Landmark, is on the National Register of Historic Places. He returned to San Francisco in 1961 to teach at Berkeley, and later […]
ROANOKE ISLAND, NC March 27, 2014 – Dunes of Dare Garden Club ladies helped the North Carolina NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island Outreach Coordinator, Rhana Paris plant a bald cypress tree with NHES Kindergartners for Arbor Day last Friday. Working as a partner with and in our community, the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island.
NC STATE AFL-CIO PRAISES NLRB RULING THAT COLLEGE ATHLETES ARE WORKERS WITH UNION RIGHTS “This is a historic victory for college athletes everywhere, including here in North Carolina.” – James Andrews RALEIGH, NC March 27, 2014 – The North Carolina State AFL-CIO released the following statement from President James Andrews in response to yesterday’s ruling by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in Chicago that football players at Northwestern University qualify as employees under federal law and are thus eligible to form a union. “This is a historic victory for college athletes everywhere, including here in North Carolina, where they generate tremendous wealth for college athletics programs and conferences that have treated them as little more than assets. “That ends now, as […]
Dale Earnhardt Jr., Rick Hendrick and Ray Evernham Unveil Iconic Elvis Car That Will Be on Display at Charlotte Motor Speedway AutoFair Hosted by OldRide.com
CHARLOTTE, NC March 25, 2014 – Icons from the worlds of NASCAR and music came together at Charlotte Motor Speedway Tuesday when Dale Earnhardt Jr., Rick Hendrick and Ray Evernham helped unveil one of Elvis Presley’s most prized vehicles, which will be on public display during the Charlotte Motor Speedway AutoFair hosted by OldRide.com, April 3-6. The car was unveiled after undergoing an extensive preservation to restore it to the condition it was in when Elvis last drove it in 1976. “It has never left Graceland®. It has been there in the auto museum in Graceland. This car has not been run in 25 years,” said Jack Soden, CEO of Elvis Presley Enterprises. “If we had fully restored it, it […]
Campbell, Watson make USL PRO debut with Hammerheads Wilmington, NC March 26, 2014 – Wilmington Hammerheads FC announced today the addition of two Jamaican international players, Andrae Campbell and Jason Watson, for the 2014 USL PRO regular season. The former teammates will be making their USL PRO debut with the Hammerheads this season, pending USSF approval. Andrae Campbell began his international career representing Jamaica at the 2009 CONCACAF Championship for the FIFA U20 World Cup qualifiers. In 2011, he also represented the Jamaica U23 National Team competing in Olympic qualifying. Campbell made his Senior National Team debut versus Haiti in 2009 and has since earned nine senior caps. “It is a good feeling and a wonderful opportunity for […]