Maurice Koury, owner of Carolina Hosiery Mills in Burlington , died Tuesday, March 8. He was 86. Koury joined his brother, Ernest, in the hosiery business in 1952 after military service and attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He and Ernest worked together at Carolina Hosiery for 60 years. Even during the years globalization forced many hosiery mills to close, Carolina maintained operations with over 400 employees.
Maurice gave millions of dollars to UNC-Chapel Hill and to Elon University.