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An Act to Incorporate the Aurora High School.

1899 Private Laws: Chapter 141

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1899 - Pages 271-272.

The General Assembly of North Carolina do Enact:

Section 1. That Alex. Hudnall, B. H. Thompson, Robert T. Bonner, John B. Whitehurst, Lee T. Thompson, F. F. Cherry, W. H. Roberts, J. H. Jarvis, R. T. Pickering, R. T. Hodges, B. B. Nicholson, W. B. Rodman, J. L. Fowle, J. M. Litchfield, W. T. Hudnall, J. Havens, John M. Griffin, their associates and successors, be and are hereby created a body politic and corporate under the name and style of "The Aurora High School," and by that name may sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, and have the power to adopt a common seal, which they may change at will.

Sec. 2. That the said corporation shall exist for sixty years, unless sooner dissolved according to law.

That the capital stock of the said company shall be one thousand dollars, divided into two hundred shares of the par value of five dollars each. That the stockholders may at any time increase the capital stock to an amount not exceeding five thousand dollars. That the incorporators above named or a majority of them may open the books of subscription at such time and place as they or a majority of them may direct. That as soon as sixty shares shall have been subscribed a general meeting of the stockholders shall be called, of which meeting five days' notice shall be given to the subscribers.

That the corporation can organize whenever sixty shares of stock shall be bona fide subscribed for and ten per centum thereof paid in. That the whole of the capital stock need not be issued. That at such general meeting the stockholders shall elect not more than seven and not less than three directors, and a president, who shall ex officio be a director, and shall do all other things necessary to organize said company and carry out the objects of the charter. That the stockholders shall hold annual meetings at such time and place as the stockholders may designate. That all said officers of the said company shad hold their offices for one year and until their successors are elected and qualify. That the said corporation may adopt such by-laws and rules and regulations as it may desire, not inconsistent with the laws of the state of North Carolina.

Sec. 3. That the said corporation shall have power to acquire by purchase, gift or in any other way property, personal, real or mixed, and may hold same for the use of said company, and may sell, exchange, mortgage or otherwise dispose of their property and holdings.

Sec. 4. That the said company shall have full power to provide and establish a school or schools in the town of Aurora, Beaufort County, for the white children of said town and of Richland Township, and the said company shall have power to make the tuition such sum as the said company may designate, or may make the tuition free to white children of said village, township or county.

Sec. 5. That the school committee or authority having charge of the public school for white children in the district or territory in which Aurora is located shall have power to contract with the said company to provide public schools, free of tuition to the parties privileged to attend the public school of said district or territory, and may use the public school fund to pay said company for such service.

Sec. 6. That the stock shall be non-assessable, and the stockholders shall not be liable for any of the debts, liabilities or obligations of said corporation.

Sec. 7. That all laws or parts of laws in conflict with this Act are hereby repealed.

Sec. 8. That this Act shall be in force from and after its ratification.

Ratified the 28th day of February, A.D. 1899.

Daniel L. Russell, Jr., Governor
Charles A. Reynolds, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate
Henry Groves Connor, Speaker of the House of Representatives

State of North Carolina,
Office of Secretary of State,
Raleigh, April 28th, 1899.

I, Cyrus Thompson, Secretary of State, hereby certify that the
foregoing (manuscript) are true copies of the original acts and reso-
lutions on file in this office.

Cyrus Thompson,
Secretary of State.

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