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Happy 90th Birthday to Us!

The First Flight Society is 90 years old today. In 1927, a group of forward-thinking northeastern North Carolina business and civic leaders began an effort [...]

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  • Photo by: Greg Reed

Happy 90th Birthday to Us!

The First Flight Society is 90 years old today. In 1927, a group of forward-thinking northeastern North Carolina business and civic leaders began an effort to preserve the original site of the Wright brothers’ flights [...]