National Archives en 235 Years of Independence <p></p><p>Halifax County is celebrating the date memorialized on North Carolina's state flag today. On April 12, 1776, the state's Fourth Provincial Congress met in Halifax to declare sovereignty from the British crown. Carl Burke with the Halifax State Historic Site says the move became known as the Halifax Resolves. Tue, 12 Apr 2011 09:30:00 +0000 WUNC News 9094 at 235 Years of Independence