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Encyclopedia > Greensboro (NC)
Greensboro, North Carolina
City Flag City seal
City nickname: "Gate City"

Location in the U.S. state of North Carolina
County Guilford
Area
 - Total

116.6 mi²
Population
 - Total (2000)
 - Density
 - Metropolitan

223,891
2138.3/mi²
667,542 (2004 est.)
Time zone Eastern: UTC–-5
Mayor Keith Holliday
City website
Downtown Greensboro
Downtown Greensboro

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As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 223,891, making it the third most populous city in North Carolina. Its estimated population in 2004 was 231,543. This article is about the year 2000. ... The U.S. Census is mandated by the United States Constitution. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


It is located at the intersection of two interstate highways (I-85 and I-40) in the Piedmont ("foot of the mountains") region in central North Carolina. Interstate 85 is an interstate highway in the southeastern United States. ... Interstate 40 (abbreviated I-40) is a major west-east interstate highway in the United States. ... The James River winds its way among piedmont hills in central Virginia. ...


In 1808, Greensborough (as it was spelled then) was a planned town to replace Guilford Court House as the county seat. This act moved the county courts to near the geographical center of the county, easily reached by the more of county's citizens 1808 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... A county seat is an administrative center for a county. ...


In 2004, the previous Greensboro - Winston-Salem - High Point metropolitan statistical area (MSA) was broken up by the U.S. Census Bureau, resulting in the formation of the Greensboro-High Point MSA and the Winston-Salem MSA. The 2004 Greensboro-High Point MSA estimate was 667,542. The Greensboro - Winston-Salem - High Point combined statistical area, popularly referred to as the Piedmont Triad, had an estimated population of 1,335,217 in 2004. Source: US Bureau of the Census, Released April 2005 Winston-Salem is a city located in Forsyth County, North Carolina. ... High Point is a city located in Guilford County, North Carolina. ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas, which are organized around county boundaries. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... The United_States_Office_of_Management_and_Budget (OMB) defines micropolitan and metropolitan_statistical_areas. ... The Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina consists of the area surrounding the cities of Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and High Point. ...


The town is home to several universities and colleges. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NCA&T), Guilford College, Bennett College, and Greensboro College all call Greensboro home. In addition, the state community college system has several campuses for Guilford Technical Community College. In the fall of 2006, the Elon University School of Law will open in downtown Greensboro. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (shorthand: UNCG) is a public university in Greensboro, North Carolina which has [1]banned free speech. ... North Carolina A&T State University North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NC A&T) is a land-grant doctoral/research intensive university located in Greensboro, North Carolina. ... Guilford College is a small, private, four-year liberal arts college in Greensboro, North Carolina affiliated with the Religious Society of Friends (the Quakers). ... Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina is one of two remaining African American womens colleges in the United States. ... Greensboro College is a four year, independent, coeducational institution located in Greensboro, North Carolina and affiliated with the United Methodist Church. ... Elon is a private university in Elon, North Carolina, founded in 1889 by the Christian Church, which is now the United Church of Christ. ...

The city is the home of the Greensboro Grasshoppers baseball club of the South Atlantic League. Image File history File links GreensboroGrasshoppers. ... Florida Marlins National League AAA Albuquerque Isotopes AA Carolina Mudcats A Jupiter Hammerheads Greensboro Grasshoppers Jamestown Jammers R Gulf Coast Marlins The Greensboro Grasshoppers are a minor league baseball team in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA. They are a Class A team in the South Atlantic League, and have been a... The South Atlantic League is a minor league baseball league which operates mostly in the southeastern United States, although it now has teams in New Jersey and Ohio. ...


The Chrysler Classic of Greensboro, one of the oldest national PGA Tour golf events, is held in Greensboro every fall at Forest Oaks Country Club. The PGA Tour is an organization that is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA, just south of Jacksonville. ... Golf (gowf in Scots) is a game where individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs, and is one of the few ball games that does not use a fixed standard playing area. ...

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History

A statue of Revolutionary War General Nathanael Greene
A statue of Revolutionary War General Nathanael Greene

The city was named for Major General Nathanael Greene, commander of the American forces at the Battle of Guilford Court House on March 15, 1781. The Americans lost that battle but slowed Cornwallis' British forces enough to allow the Americans to prepare to defeat them at the Battle of Yorktown, where the British were forced to surrender on October 19, 1781, after a 20-day siege, thus ending the American Revolution. Image File history File links Nategreen. ... Image File history File links Nategreen. ... Charles Willson Peale painted a portrait of General Greene from life in 1783, which was then copied several times by C.W. Peale and his son, Rembrandt Peale. ... Charles Willson Peale painted a portrait of General Greene from life in 1783, which was then copied several times by C.W. Peale and his son, Rembrandt Peale. ... Combatants Britain United States Commanders Charles Cornwallis Nathanael Greene Strength 1,900 4,400 Casualties 93 killed 439 wounded 26 missing Total: 558 79 killed 185 wounded 1,046 missing Total: 1,310 The Battle of Guilford Court House was a battle fought on March 15, 1781 inside the present... March 15 is the 74th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (75th in Leap years). ... 1781 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis (December 31, 1738 – October 5, 1805) was a British general and colonial governor. ... Combatants Britain United States France Commanders Charles Cornwallis George Washington Comte de Rochambeau Strength 7,500 8,845 Americans 7,800 French Casualties 156 killed 326 wounded 7,018 captured Americans: 20 killed, 56 wounded French: 52 killed, 134 wounded {{{notes}}} The Battle of Yorktown (1781) was a victory by... October 19 is the 292nd day of the year (293rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1781 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... The American Revolution is the series of events, ideas, and changes that resulted in the revolution and ensuing political separation of thirteen colonies in North America from the British Empire and the creation of the United States of America with a new political system. ...


In the 1800's, Greensboro was selected by the state government to become a Railroad Hub and substantally grew in size. It soon became known as the Gateway City. The Railroads transported goods to and from the textile industries, which grew up around Greensboro due to it's location. Many of these busnesses remained in the City until the 21st century, when many of them went bankrupt, reorganized, and merged with other companies. Greensboro remains as a major textile headquarters city with main offices of International Textile Group (Cone, Burlington), Galey & Lord, Unifi, and VF (Wrangler, Lee, North Face, Vanity Fair). Rail traffic continues as major North Carolian freight hub and four passenger trains per day (Amtrack)on the main Norfolk Western line between Washington and New Orleans by way of Atlanta. Events and Trends Beginning of the Napoleonic Wars (1803 - 1815). ... This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ... It has been suggested that Textile manufacturing be merged into this article or section. ...


Greensboro has been known for being on the forefront of racial equality issues, sometimes resulting in nationally known events. During the 19th century, with its large concentration of anti-slavery Quakers near Guilford College (now part of Greensboro), the town was a stop on the Underground Railroad. The Railroad helped to smuggle runaway slaves to freedom in the North. In the 1861 Secession Convention Vote, Guilford County voted against secession from the Union by a margin of 2771 to 112, the fourth largest "no" margin in the state. Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Religious Society of Friends (commonly known as Quakers or Friends) was founded in England in the 17th century. ... Map of some Underground Railroad routes This page is about the slave escape route. ... Guilford County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ...


Though the city developed slowly, early wealth generated from cotton trade and merchandising led to the construction of several noteable buildings. The earliest building, later named Blandwood, built in 1846. Additions to this residence designed by A. J. Davis of New York made the house an influential landmark in the state. Other significant estates followed, including "Dunleith" designed by Samuel Sloan, Bellemeade, and the Troy-Bumpass House (now operated as an inn). Early commercial architecture included the Guilford County Courthouse, West Market Street Methodist Church by S. W. Faulk, several buildings designed by Frank A. Weston, and Greensboro Women's College designed by Orlo Epps. During the twentieth century, Greensboro expanded in wealth and population due to profitable textile and tobacco interests. Rapid growth led to construction of grand commercial and civic buildings many of which remain standing today, designed by hometown architects Charles Hartmann, Harry Barton, Ed Loewenstein, and nationally prominent designers such as Walter Gropius, Eduardo Catalano, and George Matsumoto.


On February 1, 1960, four black college students from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical College sat down at an all-white Woolworths lunch counter, and refused to leave when they were denied service. Hundreds of others soon joined in this first sit-in, which lasted for several months. Such protests quickly spread across the South, ultimately leading to the desegregation of Woolworths and other chains. The original Woolworths counter and stools now sit in the Smithsonian, but a Sit-In Museum is being built in the old Woolworths building where the event actually occurred. February 1 is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Greensboro Four were a group of four black college students from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical College in Greensboro, North Carolina that, in 1960, sat down at an all-white Woolworths lunch counter, and refused to leave when they were denied service. ... North Carolina A&T State University North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NC A&T) is a land-grant doctoral/research intensive university located in Greensboro, North Carolina. ... Foot Locker Inc NYSE: FL (formerly Z) is a United States company specialising in athletic footwear and clothing. ... A sit-in or sit-down is a form of direct action that involves one or more persons nonviolently occupying an area for protest, often political, social, or economic change. ... Desegregation is the process of ending racial segregation, most commonly used in reference to the United States. ... The Smithsonian Institution Building or Castle on the National Mall serves as the Institutions headquarters. ...


On November 3, 1979, gunfire was exchanged between Communist Workers Party members holding an anti-Ku Klux Klan rally, and a group of KKK and neo-Nazi counter-protesters. Five CWP members were killed and seven were wounded and television footage of the event was shown across the nation. This event is known as the Greensboro massacre. In 2005, Greensboro residents, inspired by post-apartheid South Africa, initiated a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to take public testimony and examine the causes and consequences of the massacre. It is the first Truth and Reconciliation Commission convened in the United States. November 3 is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 58 days remaining. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... Communist Workers Party, a name used by communist parties in several countries, such as: Communist Workers Party (Denmark) Communist Workers Party of Egypt Communist Workers Party (Finland) Communist Workers Party of Germany Communist Workers Party (India) Communist Workers Party (Iraq) Communist Workers Party (Japan) Communist Workers Party of Jordan Communist... Members of the second Ku Klux Klan at a rally during the 1920s. ... The terms Neo-Nazism and Neo-Fascism refer to any social or political movement to revive Nazism or Fascism, respectively, and postdates the Second World War. ... The Greensboro massacre occurred on November 3, 1979 in Greensboro, North Carolina. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A segregated beach in South Africa, 1982. ... The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) was a court-like body assembled in South Africa after the end of Apartheid. ...


Geography

Greensboro is located at 36°4'48" North, 79°49'10" West (36.079868, -79.819416)GR1. The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 283.0 km² (109.2 mi²). 271.2 km² (104.7 mi²) of it is land and 11.8 km² (4.5 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 4.16% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5280 feet, 1760 yards, 1 609. ...


Greensboro enjoys gently rolling hills and is midway between the mountains of North Carolina and its beaches to the east. A view of the city from its highest building—the Jefferson-Pilot tower—reveals that the town is populated with large numbers of green trees, giving perhaps another dimension to its name. The town is well-situated in terms of travel, with Interstates 40, 85, and the soon-to-be-built I-73 passing through its borders. Interstate 73 (abbreviated I-73) is a main route of the Interstate Highway System, currently located entirely within the U.S. state of North Carolina. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there are 223,891 people, 92,394 households, and 53,958 families residing in the city. The population density is 825.6/km² (2,138.3/mi²). There are 99,305 housing units at an average density of 366.2/km² (948.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 55.49% White, 37.40% Black or African American, 0.44% Native American, 2.84% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 2.08% from other races, and 1.71% from two or more races. 4.35% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Hispanic, as used in the United States, is one of several terms used to categorize US citizens, permanent residents and temporary immigrants, whose background hail either from the Spanish-speaking countries of Latin America or relating to a Spanish-speaking culture. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 92,394 households out of which 27.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.8% are married couples living together, 14.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 41.6% are non-families. 32.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.30 and the average family size is 2.94. To meet Wikipedias quality standards and appeal to a wider international audience, this article may require cleanup. ...


The age distribution is 22.3% under the age of 18, 14.1% from 18 to 24, 31.6% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 33 years. For every 100 females there are 89.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 85.6 males.


The median income for a household in the city is $39,661, and the median income for a family is $50,192. Males have a median income of $34,681 versus $26,797 for females. The per capita income for the city is $22,986. 12.3% of the population and 8.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 15.8% of those under the age of 18 and 10.6% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Famous natives and residents

Statue of Greensboro native O. Henry downtown
Statue of Greensboro native O. Henry downtown

First Lady Dolley Madison and short-story writer William Sydney Porter (a.k.a. O. Henry) were born in Greensboro. One of the luxury hotels in town is named after O. Henry. Edward R. Murrow, famed World War II CBS radio broadcaster, one of the pioneers of TV news and a five-time Emmy winning journalist, was born just outside of the city. Nationally acclaimed poet Randall Jarrell lived in Greensboro, where he was a professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro until his death in 1965. He is buried near the Guilford College campus. Science fiction/fantasy author Orson Scott Card is a current resident. Rick Dees, a famous radio personality who hosts an internationally syndicated radio show and who has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, also grew up in Greensboro. Thomas Berry, born in Greensboro in 1914, and a resident in his retirement, is an internationally noted spokesperson for ecology and care of the earth. His most famous book is The Dream of the Earth. The rotunda at the new Kathleen Clay Edwards Library in the woods is a tribute to Thomas. Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... O. Henry was the pen name of American writer William Sydney Porter (September 11, 1862 – June 5, 1910), whose clever use of twist endings in his stories popularized the term O. Henry Ending. Note that his middle name at birth was Sidney, not Sydney; he later changed the spelling of... Martha Washington, 1st First Lady of the United States Laura Bush, current First Lady of the United States (2001-present) First Lady of the United States is the unofficial title of the hostess of the White House. ... Madison in 1818 Dolley Payne Todd Madison (May 20, 1768 - July 12, 1849), wife of President James Madison, who served from 1809 until 1817. ... O. Henry was the pen name of American writer William Sydney Porter (September 11, 1862 – June 5, 1910), whose clever use of twist endings in his stories popularized the term O. Henry Ending. Note that his middle name at birth was Sidney, not Sydney; he later changed the spelling of... Edward R. Murrow, U.S. newscaster, pioneer in Broadcast journalism Edward R. Ed Murrow (born Egbert Roscoe Murrow), (April 25, 1908 – April 27, 1965) was an American journalist. ... Randall Jarrell (1914 - 1965) was a United States author, writer and poet. ... The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (shorthand: UNCG) is a public university in Greensboro, North Carolina which has [1]banned free speech. ... Guilford College is a small, private, four-year liberal arts college in Greensboro, North Carolina affiliated with the Religious Society of Friends (the Quakers). ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... Fantasy is a genre of art, literature, film, television, and music that uses magic and other supernatural forms as a primary element of either plot, theme, setting, or all three. ... Orson Scott Card (born August 24, 1951) is a prolific and best-selling author working in numerous genres. ... Rick Dees is a radio disc jockey who currently lives in the San Fernando Valley area, near Los Angeles, California, USA. Dees is best known for his syndicated radio show Rick Dees Weekly Top 40 and for the novelty song Disco Duck. ... Thomas Berry (born 1914) is a Catholic monk, cultural historian and ecotheologian (although cosmologist and geologian -- or “Earth scholar” -- are his preferred descriptors). ...


Greensboro native George Preddy, was credited with 26.83 enemy air-to-air kills, ranking him as the top P-51 Mustang ace of World War II and sixth on the list of all-time highest scoring American aces. The stretch of Business Interstate 85 that runs through the city is named "Preddy Boulevard" in his honor. Combatants Allied Powers Axis Powers Commanders {{{commander1}}} {{{commander2}}} Strength {{{strength1}}} {{{strength2}}} Casualties 17 million military deaths 7 million military deaths {{{notes}}} World War II, also known as the Second World War (sometimes WW2 or WWII or World War Two), was a mid-20th century conflict that engulfed much of the...


Transportation

Greensboro is served by Piedmont Triad International Airport, which also serves High Point, North Carolina and Winston-Salem, North Carolina. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... High Point is a city located in Guilford County, North Carolina. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Amtrak's Crescent and Carolinian and Piedmont trains connect Greensboro with the cities of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, Richmond, Raleigh, Charlotte, Atlanta, Birmingham and New Orleans. Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida Amtrak’s high-speed Acela Express at Penn Station New York, NY Amtrak, is the brand name of the intercity passenger train system created on May 1, 1971 in the United States. ... The Crescent is a passenger train operated by Amtrak in the eastern part of the United States. ... The Carolinian is a train running daily between Charlotte, North Carolina and New York, New York. ... The Empire State Building (right) and the Chrysler Building (left) are easily recognized symbols of New York City to the world. ... Independence Hall, as it appears today. ... Motto: The Greatest City in America (formerly The City That Reads; BELIEVE is not the official motto but rather a specific campaign) Nickname: Charm City Mob Town B-more Map Location in Maryland Political Statistics Founded 30 July 1729 Sister Cities {{{sister cities}}} Incorporated 1797 County Independent city Borough {{{borough... Nickname: the District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Official website: http://www. ... Nickname: River City Motto: Sic Itur Ad Astra Official website: http://www. ... Downtown Raleigh Skyline Raleigh is the capital of North Carolina, a state of the United States of America. ... [[Image:Charlotte _Mecklenburg. ... Nickname: The Horizon City, Hotlanta, The Big Peach Motto: Official website: http://www. ... Birmingham is the largest city in the U.S. state of Alabama and the county seat of Jefferson County. ... Nickname: The Big Easy Motto: Official website: http://www. ...


Amtrak trains, taxis, local and long distance buses arrive and depart from the Depot located at 236-C East Washington Street, originally constructed during the early 1920's with interior modernization completed 2004.


Structures

First Horizon Park, downtown Greensboro
First Horizon Park, downtown Greensboro

The WFMY Tower situated near Greensboro is 583 m high. It is a guyed tower for FM- and TV-broadcasting. Image File history File links Firsthorizon. ... Image File history File links Firsthorizon. ... The WFMY Tower is a 583 metre high guyed mast for FM- and TV transmission at Greensboro, North Carolina at 35°5213. ... Masts of the Rugby VLF transmitter in England Radio masts and towers are, typically, tall structures designed to support antennas (also known as aerials in the UK) for telecommunications and broadcasting, including television. ...


The Greensboro Coliseum Complex was conceived as, and continues to be a multi-building facility to serve the Citizens of Greensboro and the surrounding area through a broad range of activities, including athletic events, cultural arts, concerts, theater, and other entertainment, educational activities, fairs, exhibits, and public and private events of all kinds, such as conventions, convocations, trade and consumer shows. It is both a primary center of activity for the community as well as one of many resources central to community-wide events. Greensboro Coliseum is an indoor arena in Greensboro, North Carolina. ...


The Greensboro Coliseum Complex has hosted such prestigious events as the ACC Tournament, ECHL hockey, and the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Since 1959, the Coliseum has featured superstars from Elvis to Usher. The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is one of the oldest collegiate athletic leagues in the United States. ... The ECHL is a professional hockey minor league based in the United States and Canada, generally regarded as a tier below the American Hockey League. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), also known as The King of Rock n Roll, was an American singer, song producer and actor. ... Usher (born Usher Raymond IV on October 14, 1978 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, United ) is an American singer, dancer, songwriter and actor. ...


The Complex has undergone several major renovations, the latest in 1994, bringing the maximum arena capacity to its current 23,500.


Media

Citizens Media

  • Greensboro101 - Citizens' Media for Greensboro, NC

Newspapers

The Greensboro News & Record is the main daily newspaper in Greensboro. The Rhinoceros Times is a local conservative alternative newspaper. The Rhinoceros Times is a weekly right-wing news and opinion magazine published in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA. The Rhino is edited by John Hammer and features editorial columns by Orson Scott Card. ...


Television stations

Greensboro makes up part of the Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point television designated market area. These stations are listed by call letters, channel number, network and city of license. A designated market area is a group of counties in the United States that are covered by a specific television station. ...

  • WFMY-TV, 2, CBS, Greensboro
  • WGHP, 8, FOX, High Point
  • WXII-TV, 12, NBC, Winston-Salem
  • WGPX, 16, Pax, Burlington
  • WTWB-TV, 20, WB, Lexington
  • WUNL-TV, 26, PBS/UNCTV, Winston-Salem
  • WXLV-TV, 45, ABC, Winston-Salem
  • WUPN-TV, 48, UPN, Greensboro
  • WLXI-TV, 61, TBN, Greensboro

WFMY-TV, WFMY, News2, is the CBS station for the Greensboro–High Point–Winston-Salem, North Carolina designated market area. ... CBS (formerly an acronym for Columbia Broadcasting System) is a major television network and radio broadcaster in the United States. ... WGHPTHE NEWS LEADER (FOX8) is the FOX television station licensed to High Point which serves the Greensboro/High Point/Winston-Salem, North Carolina DMA. It is owned and operated by the Fox Broadcasting Company. ... The Fox Broadcasting Company is a television network in the United States. ... WXII-TV, channel 12(Analog)/31(Digital), is the NBC television station licensed for the Greensboro–High Point–Winston-Salem designated market area. ... The National Broadcasting Company or NBC is an American television broadcasting company based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... WGPX is the i TV affiliate licensed to Burlington, North Carolina and serving the Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point television market. ... i: Independent Television, or simply i, is a broadcast and cable television network first broadcast on August 31, 1998 under the name Pax TV. The network is primarily owned by Paxson Communications, although NBC Universal also has a 32% share. ... WTWB-TV, Channel 20, is the WB affiliate licensed to Lexington, North Carolina which serves the Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point, North Carolina television market. ... The WB Television Network, casually referred to as The WB, is a television network in the United States, founded as a joint venture between the Warner Bros. ... UNC-TV is the PBS affiliate network in North Carolina, with headquarters in Research Triangle Park. ... PBS re-directs here; for alternate uses see PBS (disambiguation) PBS logo The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is a non-profit public broadcasting television service with 349 member TV stations in the United States. ... UNC-TV is a network of PBS member stations in North Carolina, with headquarters in Research Triangle Park. ... WXLV-TV (ABC45), based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is the ABC affiliate licensed to Winston-Salem but serving the Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point designated market area. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is a television and radio network in the United States. ... WUPN-TV (UPN 48) is the UPN station licensed to Greensboro which serves the Greensboro, NC-Winston-Salem, NC-High Point, NC designated market area. ... UPN (which originally stood for the United Paramount Network) is a television network in the United States, owned by CBS Corporation, which also owns the more widespread CBS network. ... WLXI 61 is a Christian Television station licensed to Greensboro, North Carolina but serving the Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point market. ... The Trinity Broadcasting Network, or TBN, is the worlds largest Christian television network, with a larger U.S. viewership than its three main competitor networks combined. ...

Colleges, Schools and Universities

Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina is one of two remaining African American womens colleges in the United States. ... Guilford College is a small, private, four-year liberal arts college in Greensboro, North Carolina affiliated with the Religious Society of Friends (the Quakers). ... North Carolina A&T State University North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NC A&T) is a land-grant doctoral/research intensive university located in Greensboro, North Carolina. ... The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (shorthand: UNCG) is a public university in Greensboro, North Carolina which has [1]banned free speech. ... Greensboro College is a four year, independent, coeducational institution located in Greensboro, North Carolina and affiliated with the United Methodist Church. ... K-8 private Episcopal School in Greensboro, North Carolina. ... Greensboro Day School is an independent school located in Greensboro, North Carolina. ... The American Hebrew Academy (AHA) opened on September 10, 2001 in Greensboro, North Carolina, as Americas first and only liberal, coeducational, pluralistic Jewish boarding school. ... Grimsley High School is the oldest institution of public secondary education in Greensboro, North Carolina, part of the Guilford County Schools System (though it was originally part of the Greensboro Public Schools System before the two merged), founded in 1899. ... This page may meet Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... Eastern Guilford High School is a secondary school in Gibsonville, North Carolina, United States. ... // About the School The Early College at Guilford (abbreviated as ECG) is an advanced placement honors school with approximately 180 students. ... Northwest Guilford High School is a public high school in Guilford County, North Carolina. ... Southwest Guilford High School is a secondary school in High Point, North Carolina, United States, established in 1979. ...

See also

New Garden Friends School The Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina consists of the area surrounding the cities of Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and High Point. ... The I-85 Corridor is a multi-state region that follows I-85 across the Southeastern U.S. It includes several metropolitan areas: the Atlanta metropolitan area, The Upstate, Asheville, Charlotte metropolitan area, Piedmont Triad, The Triangle, and Richmond-Petersburg. ... The Greensboro, North Carolina tornado of 1936 was one of many destructive, F4 or F5 tornadoes spawned by serial tornado outbreaks that swept the Southeastern U.S. during the first week of April, 1936. ...


External links

City websites

Documentaries

1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... A sit-in or sit-down is a form of direct action that involves one or more persons nonviolently occupying an area for protest, often political, social, or economic change. ... The Greensboro Four were a group of four black college students from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical College in Greensboro, North Carolina that, in 1960, sat down at an all-white Woolworths lunch counter, and refused to leave when they were denied service. ... Frontline is an hour-long public affairs television program produced at WGBH in Boston, Massachusetts, and distributed through the Public Broadcasting Service network in the United States. ...

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Regions of North Carolina Flag of North Carolina
Coastal Plain | Land of the Sky | Metro Charlotte | Piedmont | Piedmont Triad | Blue Ridge Mountains | Outer Banks | Smoky Mountains | The Triangle
Largest cities

Asheville | Burlington | Cary | Chapel Hill | Charlotte | Concord | Durham | Fayetteville | Gastonia | Goldsboro | Greensboro | Greenville | Hickory | High Point | Jacksonville | Raleigh | Rocky Mount | Wilmington | Wilson | Winston-Salem Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 28th 139,509 km² 805 km 240 km 9. ... File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Atlantic Coastal Plain is the rather flat stretch of land that borders the Atlantic Ocean (including the Gulf of Mexico). ... The Land of the Sky is a book by Christian Reid. ... The Charlotte metropolitan area, formally known as the Charlotte-Gastonia-Salisbury CSA, is composed of ten counties in North Carolina and three counties in South Carolina, though four other counties in North Carolina also considered part of the region. ... The James River winds its way among piedmont hills in central Virginia. ... The Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina consists of the area surrounding the cities of Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and High Point. ... Blue Ridge Mountains, Shinning Rock Wilderness Area Blue Ridge Mountains (NPS) Most of the rocks that form the Blue Ridge Mountains, United States, are ancient granitic and metamorphosed volcanic formations, some exceeding one billion years in age. ... North Carolinas Outer Banks separating the Atlantic Ocean (east) from Albemarle Sound (north) and Pamlico Sound (south). ... The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a United States National Park that straddles the ridgeline of the Appalachian Mountains. ... The Research Triangle, commonly referred to as The Triangle, is a region in the piedmont of North Carolina in the United States, anchored by the cities of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. ... Asheville City Hall. ... Burlington is a city located in Alamance County in North Carolina, a state of the United States of America. ... Cary is a town located in Wake County, North Carolina. ... City nickname: The Southern Part of Heaven County Orange County Mayor Kevin C. Foy Term Expires: 12/2007 Town Council Laurin Easthom Term Expires: 12/2009 Sally Greene Term Expires: 12/2007 Ed Harrison Term Expires: 12/2009 Cam Hill Term Expires: 12/2007 Mark Kleinschmidt Term Expires: 12/2009... [[Image:Charlotte _Mecklenburg. ... Concord is a city located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina, a suburb of Charlotte. ... Nickname: City of Medicine Motto: Official website: http://www. ... Fayetteville is a city located in Cumberland County, North Carolina. ... Gastonia is a city located in Gaston County in North Carolina, a state of the United States of America. ... Goldsboro is a city located in Wayne County, North Carolina. ... Greenville, one of the fastest growing cities in the State of North Carolina, is the county seat of Pitt County, and is situated on the Tar River. ... Hickory is a city located in Catawba County, North Carolina. ... High Point is a city located in Guilford County, North Carolina. ... Jacksonville is a city located in Onslow County, North Carolina. ... Downtown Raleigh Skyline Raleigh is the capital of North Carolina, a state of the United States of America. ... Rocky Mount is a city located in North Carolina. ... For other places called Wilmington, see Wilmington Wilmington is a city located in New Hanover County, North Carolina. ... Wilson is a city located in Wilson County, North Carolina. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

Counties

Alamance | Alexander | Alleghany | Anson | Ashe | Avery | Beaufort | Bertie | Bladen | Brunswick | Buncombe | Burke | Cabarrus | Caldwell | Camden | Carteret | Caswell | Catawba | Chatham | Cherokee | Chowan | Clay | Cleveland | Columbus | Craven | Cumberland | Currituck | Dare | Davidson | Davie | Duplin | Durham | Edgecombe | Forsyth | Franklin | Gaston | Gates | Graham | Granville | Greene | Guilford | Halifax | Harnett | Haywood | Henderson | Hertford | Hoke | Hyde | Iredell | Jackson | Johnston | Jones | Lee | Lenoir | Lincoln | Macon | Madison | Martin | McDowell | Mecklenburg | Mitchell | Montgomery | Moore | Nash | New Hanover | Northampton | Onslow | Orange | Pamlico | Pasquotank | Pender | Perquimans | Person | Pitt | Polk | Randolph | Richmond | Robeson | Rockingham | Rowan | Rutherford | Sampson | Scotland | Stanly | Stokes | Surry | Swain | Transylvania | Tyrrell | Union | Vance | Wake | Warren | Washington | Watauga | Wayne | Wilkes | Wilson | Yadkin | Yancey List of North Carolina counties: Alamance County Alexander County Alleghany County Anson County Ashe County Avery County Beaufort County Bertie County Bladen County Brunswick County Buncombe County Burke County Cabarrus County Caldwell County Camden County Carteret County Caswell County Catawba County Chatham County Cherokee County Chowan County Clay County Cleveland... Alamance County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Alexander County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Alleghany County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Anson County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Ashe County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Avery County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Location in the state of North Carolina Formed 1712 Seat Washington Area  - Total  - Water 2,483 km² (959 mi²) 339 km² (131 mi²) 13. ... Bertie County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Bladen County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Brunswick County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Buncombe County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Burke County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Location in the state of North Carolina Formed 1792 Seat Concord Area  - Total  - Water 945 km² (365 mi²) 2 km² (1 mi²) 0. ... Caldwell County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Camden County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Carteret County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Caswell County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Catawba County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Chatham County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Cherokee County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Chowan County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Clay County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Cleveland County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Columbus County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Craven County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Cumberland County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Currituck County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Dare County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Davidson County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Davie County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Duplin County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Durham County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Edgecombe County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Forsyth County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Franklin County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Gaston County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Gates County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Graham County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Granville County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Greene County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Guilford County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Halifax County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Harnett County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Haywood County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Location in the state of North Carolina Formed 1838 Seat Hendersonville Area  - Total  - Water 971 km² (375 mi²) 3 km² (1 mi²) 0. ... Hertford County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Hoke County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Hyde County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Location in the state of North Carolina Formed 1788 Seat Statesville Area  - Total  - Water 1,546 km² (597 mi²) 56 km² (21 mi²) 3. ... Location in the state of North Carolina Formed 1852 Seat Sylva Area  - Total  - Water 1,281 km² (494 mi²) 10 km² (4 mi²) 0. ... Johnston County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Jones County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Lee County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Lenoir County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Lincoln County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Macon County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Madison County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Martin County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Location in the state of North Carolina Formed 1842 Seat Marion Area  - Total  - Water 1,156 km² (446 mi²) 12 km² (5 mi²) 1. ... Mecklenburg County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Mitchell County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... }}}}}} Location in the state of {{{state}}} Formed 1779 Seat Troy Area  - Total  - Water 1,299 km² (502 mi²) 26 km² (10 mi²) 2. ... Moore County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Nash County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Location in the state of North Carolina Formed 1729 Seat Wilmington Area  - Total  - Water 849 km² (328 mi²) 334 km² (129 mi²) 39. ... Northampton County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Onslow County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Orange County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Pamlico County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Pasquotank County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Pender County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Perquimans County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Location in the state of North Carolina Formed 1791 Seat Roxboro Area  - Total  - Water 1,047 km² (404 mi²) 31 km² (12 mi²) 2. ... Pitt County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Polk County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Location in the state of North Carolina Formed 1779 Seat Asheboro Area  - Total  - Water 2,046 km² (790 mi²) 7 km² (3 mi²) 0. ... Richmond County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Robeson County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Rockingham County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Rowan County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Rutherford County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Sampson County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Scotland County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Stanly County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Stokes County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Surry County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Swain County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Transylvania County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Tyrrell County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Union County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Vance County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Wake County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Warren County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Washington County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Watauga County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Wayne County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Wilkes County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Wilson County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Yadkin County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Yancey County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ...


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