Business and Industry Inductees

The following inductees have brought jobs and growth to Edgecombe and Nash counties.

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Twin County Hall of Fame Business and Industry Inductees

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The following inductees have brought jobs and growth to Edgecombe and Nash counties.

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Ann W. Bailey

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Hyman Battle

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Kemp Battle

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Thomas H. Battle

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Robert Barnhill, Sr.

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Thomas A. Betts, Jr.

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Boddie Noell Group

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Joel King Bourne

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James Edward Bridgers

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Harold D. Cooley

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Elijah Longstreet Daughtridge

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Harold Denton

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James “Jim” Russell Dickens Sr.

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Joe Dickens

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Richard T. Fountain

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Spencer “S.K.” Fountain

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Lee Gravely

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William “Billy” Harrison

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James Williams Hines

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Charles Johnson

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Jack A. Laughery

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Robert (Bob) Ray Mauldin

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Jesse Claude Mayo

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John LeRoy “Lee” Parker, Jr.

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Joseph Leonard Rawls, Jr.

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DJ Rose

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Frank Parker Spruill

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Adolphus Staton

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Norris Tolson

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Arthur Tyler

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Preservation Rocky Mount • Stonewall Manor • Country Doctor Museum • Braswell Library 

Edgecombe County Veterans Military Museum • Historic Tarboro • Blount Bridgers House

Digital NC •  Braswell Library  • Kings First Dream • Nash County NCGenWeb

NC Family Records • NCpedia • Tar River Connections Genealogical Society

Rocky Mount Chamber of Commerce • Tarboro Edgecombe Chamber of Commerce

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Adolphus Staton

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Allan Gurganus

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Ann Pitts Cobb

John Vines Cobb and his wife Ann Pitts Cobb of Pinetops spent most of their married lives in service to that community. Although they were nominated years ago, because of Twin County policy, elected officials could not be inducted while […]

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Ann W. Bailey

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Anna Easter Brown

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Annual Induction Banquet

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Arthur Tyler

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Benjamin Bunn

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Benjamin Eagles Fountain

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Benjamin Fountain, Sr.

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Brenda Lynch Crocker

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Bryant Taylor Aldridge

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Carter Ray Suggs

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Channing Hilliard Fries, JR.

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Charles Johnson

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Charles Killebrew, Jr.

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Charles Linwood Williams

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Charlie Edward “Chuck” Hinton

Charlie Edward “Chuck” Hinton Charlie Edward “Chuck” Hinton attended Rocky Mount’s Booker T. Washington High School where he played in the band and played basketball and football one year each. He played football for the semi-pro Maryland Wildcats before accepting […]

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Contact Us Today We would love to hear from you. And we love to share our mission. Come visit the Official “Hall of Fame” located in the Rocky Mount Event Center located in downtown Rocky Mount. The main entrance and [...]

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