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5 Fun Facts About April 30 In North Carolina History

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1. On April 30, 1775, the residents of Brunswick County signed the Brunswick Resolves, which condemned the actions of the British government and pledged support for the Continental Association.

2. On April 30, 1896, the first North Carolina State Fair opened in Raleigh. It was a two-day event that featured livestock exhibitions, agricultural displays, and carnival rides.

3. On April 30, 1930, the first flight of Piedmont Airlines took off from Wilmington to Cincinnati. This marked the beginning of Piedmont Airlines' long history of serving the Southeastern United States.

4. On April 30, 1961, the North Carolina General Assembly passed the Pearsall Plan, which was a series of laws aimed at desegregating public schools. The plan was named after its main author, Governor Terry Sanford's advisor George Pearsall.

5. On April 30, 2018, the North Carolina Senate passed the "Brunch Bill," which allowed restaurants and bars to serve alcohol starting at 10 am on Sundays instead of noon. This was a significant change that gave businesses more flexibility and helped boost the state's tourism industry.
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