448 pp., 6 x 9.25, 60 illus., notes, bibl., index
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-6523-1
Published: November 2011
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Perhaps best known for such family businesses as Central Carolina Bank, the Carolina Inn, and Watts Hospital, and for their partnership in the American Tobacco Company, Watts and the Hills were also advocates for education, fair banking, credit unions, and health insurance. Active in both local and statewide politics, they worked for major infrastructure changes, including a better highway system and the development of Research Triangle Park, and all left lasting legacies.
Originally published in 2004.
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About the Author
Howard E. Covington Jr., of Greensboro, North Carolina, is a prize-winning journalist, author or coauthor of more than a dozen histories and biographies, and coeditor of The North Carolina Century: Tar Heels Who Made a Difference, 1900-2000.
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"Thorough, informative, and engaging. . . . A valuable account of a family notably constructive by social and economic measures, one unique in its positive impact on its community, state, and time."--North Carolina Historical Review