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Encyclopedia > List of people from North Carolina

The following is a list of famous people associated with North Carolina, USA. Image File history File links Please see the file description page for further information. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into List of people from North Carolina. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ...

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Erskine Boyce Bowles is an American businessman and political figure from the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Joshua B. Bolten, the current White House Chief of Staff. ... Order: 42nd President Term of Office: January 20, 1993–January 20, 2001 Preceded by: George H. W. Bush Succeeded by: George W. Bush Date of birth: August 19, 1946 Place of birth: Hope, Arkansas Date of death: Place of death: First Lady: Hillary Rodham Clinton Political party: Democratic Vice... The University of North Carolina is a sixteen-university system which comprises all public four-year universities in North Carolina, United States. ... Greensboro, North Carolina (IPA: ), is the largest city in Guilford County in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Italic text:For the English scholar see William Blount, 4th Baron Mountjoy. ... Wikisource has original text related to this article: Constitution of the United States of America Page one of the original copy of the Constitution. ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ... Windsor is a town located in Bertie County, North Carolina. ... Braxton Bragg Braxton Bragg (March 22, 1817 – September 27, 1876) was a career U.S. Army officer and a general in the Confederate States Army, a principal commander in the Western Theater of the American Civil War. ... Some Confederate soldiers The Confederate States Army (CSA) was organized in February 1861 to defend the newly formed Confederate States of America from military action by the United States government. ... The Army of Tennessee can refer to either of two American Civil War armies: Army of Tennessee, the Confederate army named after the state of Tennessee. ... Combatants United States of America Confederate States of America Commanders Don Carlos Buell Braxton Bragg Strength Army of the Ohio Army of Mississippi Casualties 4,211 3,196 The Battle of Perryville, also known as Battle at Perryville and Battle of Chaplin Hills, was an important but largely neglected encounter... Combatants United States of America Confederate States of America Commanders William S. Rosecrans Braxton Bragg Strength 43,400 37,712 Casualties 13,249 (1,730 killed, 7,802 wounded, 3,717 captured/missing) 10,266 (1,294 killed, 7,945 wounded, 1,027 captured/missing) The Battle of Stones River... Combatants United States of America Confederate States of America Commanders William S. Rosecrans George H. Thomas Braxton Bragg James Longstreet Strength Army of the Cumberland (56,965) Army of Tennessee (66,000) Casualties 16,170 (1,657 killed, 9,756 wounded, 4,757 captured/missing) 18,454 (2,312 killed... Combatants United States of America Confederate States of America Commanders Ulysses S. Grant Braxton Bragg Strength Military Division of the Mississippi (56,359 effectives)[1] Army of Tennessee (44,010)[1] Casualties 5,824 (753 killed, 4,722 wounded, 349 missing)[1] 6,667 (361 killed, 2,160 wounded, 4... Ulysses Simpson Grant (April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885) was an American Civil War General and the 18th (1869–1877) President of the United States. ... Warrenton is a town located in Warren County, North Carolina. ... Robert Carlyle Byrd (born November 20, 1917) is the senior United States Senator from West Virginia and a member of the Democratic Party. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq mi (62,809 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ... North Wilkesboro is a town in Wilkes County, North Carolina, United States. ... Levi Coffin Levi Coffin (October 28, 1798–September 16, 1877) was an American Quaker, educator, and abolitionist. ... This article is about the abolition of slavery. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... Greensboro, North Carolina (IPA: ), is the largest city in Guilford County in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Samuel James Ervin Jr. ... The Watergate building. ... Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. ... Coordinates: County Burke County Founded 1777 Incorporated 1784 Government  - Mayor Mel L. Cohen Area  - City 47 km²  (19. ... Dr. Richard Jordan Gatling (September 12, 1818 – February 26, 1903) was an American inventor best known for his invention of the Gatling gun, the first successful machine gun. ... An 1865 Gatling gun. ... Hertford County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Greensboro Sit-Ins. ... North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NC A&T) is a four-year university located in Greensboro, North Carolina. ... Civil rights or positive rights are those legal rights retained by citizens and protected by the government. ... 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. ... Jesse Alexander Helms, Jr. ... Seal of the U.S. Senate Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      Senate composition following 2006 elections The United States Senate is... Monroe is a city in Union County, North Carolina, United States. ... James Baxter Hunt Jr. ... Jesse Alexander Helms, Jr. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... For other uses, see Andrew Jackson (disambiguation). ... For a list of presidents, see list of Presidents of the United States. ... Downtown Waxhaw Waxhaw is a town located in Union County, North Carolina. ... Andrew Johnson (December 29, 1808 – July 31, 1875) was the seventeenth President of the United States (1865–1869), succeeding to the presidency upon the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. ... For a list of presidents, see list of Presidents of the United States. ... Nickname: City of Oaks Motto: You Can See the Whole State from Here Map of Wake County, North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina County Wake County Founded 1792 Government  - Mayor Charles Meeker (D) Area  - City  115. ... Madison in 1818 The only surviving photograph of Dolley Madison Dorothea Dandridge Dolley Payne Todd Madison (May 20, 1768 – July 12, 1849) was the wife of President James Madison, who served from 1809 until 1817. ... James Madison (March 16, 1751 – June 28, 1836), an American politician and fourth President of the United States of America (1809–1817), was one of the most influential Founders of the United States. ... Guilford County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Daniel L. McFadden (born July 29, 1937) is an econometrician who won (jointly with James Heckman) the 2000 Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for his development of theory and methods for analyzing discrete choice. He is currently the E. Morris Cox Professor of... Alan Greenspan, former chairman, United States Federal Reserve. ... The Nobel Prizes (Swedish: ) are awards in Physics, Chemistry, Literature, Peace, Physiology or Medicine and Economics. ... Nickname: City of Oaks Motto: You Can See the Whole State from Here Map of Wake County, North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina County Wake County Founded 1792 Government  - Mayor Charles Meeker (D) Area  - City  115. ... Walter Hines Page (August 15, 1855 - December 21, 1918) was an American journalist, publisher, and diplomat. ... An ambassador, rarely embassador, is a diplomatic official accredited to a foreign sovereign or government, or to an international organization, to serve as the official representative of his or her own country. ... Ypres, 1917, in the vicinity of the Battle of Passchendaele. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... James Knox Polk (November 2, 1795–June 15, 1849) was the eleventh President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1845 to March 4, 1849. ... For a list of presidents, see list of Presidents of the United States. ... Mecklenburg County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Hiram Rhoades Revels (September 27, 1827–January 16, 1901) was the first African American to serve in the U.S. Senate representing Mississippi. ... Seal of the U.S. Senate Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      Senate composition following 2006 elections The United States Senate is... Cross Creek Linear Park Fayetteville is a city located in Cumberland County, North Carolina. ... Henry H. Shelton Henry Hugh Shelton (born January 2, 1942) is a retired American career military officer. ... The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States of America symbol The Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) is a grouping comprising the Chiefs of service of each major branch of the armed services in the United States armed forces. ... Historic Downtown Tarboro, NC. Photo taken by Brad Hufford of FoR ENC. Tarboro is a town located in Edgecombe County, North Carolina. ... Gov. ... New Bern is a town in Craven County, North Carolina with a population of 23,128 as of the 2000 census. ... May, 1961 Robert Franklin Williams (February 26, 1925 – October 15, 1996) was a civil rights leader, author, and the president of the Monroe, North Carolina NAACP chapter in the 1950s and early 1960s. ... Civil rights or positive rights are those legal rights retained by citizens and protected by the government. ... Activism, in a general sense, can be described as intentional action to bring about social or political change. ... Members of the second Ku Klux Klan at a rally during the 1920s. ... Monroe is a city in Union County, North Carolina, United States. ... Charles E. Whitmeyer (1918-1975) Charles E. Croatan Whitmeyer (April 17, 1918-March 27, 1975) was an illiterate undertaker, bootlegger, inventor, turned state legislator from North Carolina. ... Maggie Valley is a town located in Haywood County, North Carolina. ...

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Conrad Laurel Raiford (December 27, 1907 - May 20, 2002) was a champion athlete, educator, goodwill ambassador and one of Greensboro, North Carolinas first African-American police officers. ... Greensboro is the name of some places in the United States of America: Greensboro, Alabama Greensboro, Florida Greensboro, Georgia Greensboro, Maryland Greensboro, North Carolina Greensboro, Pennsylvania Greensboro, Vermont This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ...

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Jennifer Ehle (born December 29, 1969) is a stage and screen actress best known for her role as Elizabeth Bennet in the 1995 mini-series Pride and Prejudice. ... Nickname: Twin City, Camel City Motto: Youre Something Special in Winston-Salem Location in North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina Counties Forsyth County Founded Incorporated 1766 (Salem) 1849 (Winston) 1913 Government  - Mayor Allen Joines (D) Area  - City  109. ... Zach Galifianakis with singer Fiona Apple in the music video for her single Not About Love (2006). ... Sparta is a town located in Alleghany County, North Carolina. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Fort Bragg is a census-designated place and a major United States Army fort, in Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA, near Fayetteville. ... Ava Lavinia Gardner (December 24, 1922 – January 25, 1990) was an American screen actress who worked on film and television. ... Smithfield is a town located in Johnston County, North Carolina. ... Victoria Givens is a pornographic actress most famous doing world record Anal Gang bang where she had anal sex with 101 men in 12 hours, with absolutely no anal lubrication. ... Pamela Suzette Grier (born May 26, 1949) is an iconic American actress. ... Nickname: Twin City, Camel City Motto: Youre Something Special in Winston-Salem Location in North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina Counties Forsyth County Founded Incorporated 1766 (Salem) 1849 (Winston) 1913 Government  - Mayor Allen Joines (D) Area  - City  109. ... Andy Samuel Griffith (born June 1, 1926) is an American actor, Grammy Award winning singer[1], writer and producer from Mount Airy, North Carolina. ... Mount Airy is a city located in Surry County, North Carolina, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 8,484. ... Michael C. Hall as David Fisher in Six Feet Under Michael C. Hall (born February 1, 1971) is an American actor, best known as the gay undertaker David Fisher in the HBO series Six Feet Under and as the title character of the Showtime series Dexter. ... Nickname: City of Oaks Motto: You Can See the Whole State from Here Map of Wake County, North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina County Wake County Founded 1792 Government  - Mayor Charles Meeker (D) Area  - City  115. ... Molly Haskell (born September 29, 1939 in Charlotte, North Carolina) is a feminist film critic. ... For other uses, see Charlotte. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... F. Darwin Solomon (December 9, 1937- June 1, 1998) was an American actor known professionally as Darwin Joston (sometimes credited as Darwin Jostin during the early years of his career ). A North Carolina native, Joston was born in Winston-Salem and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel... Nickname: Twin City, Camel City Motto: Youre Something Special in Winston-Salem Location in North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina Counties Forsyth County Founded Incorporated 1766 (Salem) 1849 (Winston) 1913 Government  - Mayor Allen Joines (D) Area  - City  109. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... Monroe is a city in Union County, North Carolina, United States. ... Chasey Lain (born Tiffany Jones on December 7, 1971 in Newport, North Carolina) is an American pornographic actress. ... A pornographic actor or a porn star is somebody who appears in pornographic movies, live sex shows or peep shows. ... Newport is a town located in Carteret County, North Carolina. ... Barbara Loden was born on July 8, 1932 in Marion, North Carolina, USA. She died of cancer on September 5, 1980. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... Marion is a city located in McDowell County, North Carolina. ... Jaime Lynn Pressly (born July 30, 1977) is an Emmy Award-nominated American actress and model. ... Website: http://www. ... Emily Procter, , is a North Carolina native and graduate of East Carolina University. ... Nickname: City of Oaks Motto: You Can See the Whole State from Here Map of Wake County, North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina County Wake County Founded 1792 Government  - Mayor Charles Meeker (D) Area  - City  115. ... Soupy Sales (born Milton Supman, January 8, 1926, in Franklinton, North Carolina) is an American comedian and actor. ... Franklinton is a town located in Franklin County, North Carolina. ... Reginald VelJohnson (born August 16, 1952 in Raleigh, North Carolina) is an American film and television actor who is most famous for his roles as Carl Winslow on the sitcom Family Matters and as the police officer Sgt. ... Nickname: City of Oaks Motto: You Can See the Whole State from Here Map of Wake County, North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina County Wake County Founded 1792 Government  - Mayor Charles Meeker (D) Area  - City  115. ... Mary Elizabeth Winstead (born November 28, 1984) is an American actress. ... Location of Rocky Mount within North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States U.S. state North Carolina County(s) Edgecombe, Nash Founded Circa March 22, 1816 Incorporated February 28, 1867 Mayor Frederick E. Turnage Area    - City 92. ... Evan Rachel Wood (born September 7, 1987) is an American film, television and theater actress, and singer. ... Nickname: City of Oaks Motto: You Can See the Whole State from Here Map of Wake County, North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina County Wake County Founded 1792 Government  - Mayor Charles Meeker (D) Area  - City  115. ...

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9th Wonder (b. ... Nickname: Twin City, Camel City Motto: Youre Something Special in Winston-Salem Location in North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina Counties Forsyth County Founded Incorporated 1766 (Salem) 1849 (Winston) 1913 Government  - Mayor Allen Joines (D) Area  - City  109. ... Not to be confused with Bryan Adams Ryan Adams (born David Ryan Adams on November 5, 1974) is an alt-country/rock singer-songwriter from Jacksonville, North Carolina. ... Nickname: Location of Jacksonville within North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina County Onslow County Founded 1757 Incorporated 1842 Government  - Mayor Jan B. Slagle Area  - City  45. ... Clay Aiken (born Clayton Holmes Grissom on November 30, 1978) is an American pop singer who rose to fame on the second season of the television program American Idol in 2003. ... Nickname: City of Oaks Motto: You Can See the Whole State from Here Map of Wake County, North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina County Wake County Founded 1792 Government  - Mayor Charles Meeker (D) Area  - City  115. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Newton is a city located in Catawba County, North Carolina. ... Sunshine Anderson is an R&B singer best known for her song Heard It All Before. She is managed by the Macy Gray. ... For other uses, see Charlotte. ... Fantasia Monique Barrino (born June 30, 1984), or simply Fantasia, is an American pop, R&B, and soul singer and Broadway actress who rose to fame as the winner of the third season of the television series American Idol in 2004. ... Nickname: Furniture and Hosiery Capital of the World Location in Guilford County and the state of North Carolina Country United States State North Carolina Counties Guilford, Randolph, Davidson, Forsyth Mayor Rebecca Smothers Area    - City 95. ... Shirley Caesar (b. ... Nickname: Location in North Carolina Country United States State North Carolina County Durham County Government  - Mayor Bill Bell Area  - City  94. ... It has been suggested that P-Funk Mothership be merged into this article or section. ... The Kannapolis logo contains a Colonial Williamsburg architectural style cupola. ... John William Coltrane (September 23, 1926 – July 17, 1967), nicknamed Trane, was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. ... Hamlet is a city located in Richmond County, North Carolina. ... The Connells are an American band, from Raleigh, North Carolina. ... Nickname: Location in North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina Counties Orange, Durham, and Chatham Founded 1793 Government  - Mayor Kevin C. Foy Area  - City  19. ... David L. Cook (b. ... For other uses, see Charlotte. ... William Joel Bucky Covington III (born November 8, 1977) is an American Country Music Singer. ... Rockingham is a city in Richmond County, North Carolina, United States. ... Charlie Daniels performed at a USO concert at Camp Victory, Iraq on April 10, 2005 Charles Edward Daniels (born October 28, 1936 in Wilmington, North Carolina) is an American country music, Southern rock, and jazz singer, fiddler, and guitarist. ... Wilmington is a city in New Hanover County, North Carolina, United States. ... Survivor contestant, see Chris Daugherty. ... Roanoke Rapids is a city located in Halifax County, North Carolina. ... Greensboro, North Carolina (IPA: ), is the largest city in Guilford County in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Jermaine Dupri also known simply as JD (born Jermaine Dupri Mauldin on September 23, 1973) is an American record producer and rapper. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Asheville City Hall. ... Donna Fargo (born Yvonne Vaughan on November 10, 1945 in Mount Airy, North Carolina) is an American singer, best known for her 1972 hit The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A., which hit #1 on the Billboard country music charts. ... Mount Airy is a city located in Surry County, North Carolina, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 8,484. ... Roberta Flack Roberta Flack (born February 10, 1937 in Asheville, North Carolina) is an American singer. ... Asheville City Hall. ... Benjamin Scott Folds (born September 12, 1966, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina) is an American singer-songwriter and the former frontman of the musical group Ben Folds Five. ... Ben Folds Fives self-titled debut album Ben Folds Five (1994–2000) was a three-member band formed in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, who until their breakup in 2000 were a mainstay of piano rock. ... Nickname: Twin City, Camel City Motto: Youre Something Special in Winston-Salem Location in North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina Counties Forsyth County Founded Incorporated 1766 (Salem) 1849 (Winston) 1913 Government  - Mayor Allen Joines (D) Area  - City  109. ... Blind Boy Fuller (born Fulton Allen) was an American blues guitarist and vocalist. ... Wadesboro is a town located in Anson County, North Carolina. ... Alfreda Gerald, is an American vocalist. ... Coordinates: County Burke County Founded 1777 Incorporated 1784 Government  - Mayor Mel L. Cohen Area  - City 47 km²  (19. ... Andy Samuel Griffith (born June 1, 1926) is an American actor, Grammy Award winning singer[1], writer and producer from Mount Airy, North Carolina. ... Mount Airy is a city located in Surry County, North Carolina, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 8,484. ... Anthony Hamilton Anthony Hamilton (born in Charlotte, North Carolina) is an R&B/soul singer and songwriter who rose to fame with his 2003 debut album Comin From Where Im From, which featured the singles Comin from Where Im From, Charlene, and Im a Mess. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Charlotte. ... Byron Hill was born on December 12, 1953. ... Nickname: Twin City, Camel City Motto: Youre Something Special in Winston-Salem Location in North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina Counties Forsyth County Founded Incorporated 1766 (Salem) 1849 (Winston) 1913 Government  - Mayor Allen Joines (D) Area  - City  109. ... Michael Houser (January 6, 1962 - August 10, 2002) was the lead guitarist of the band Widespread Panic. ... Widespread Panic is a southern rock/jam band from Athens, Georgia. ... Boone is a town located in the northern mountains of North Carolina and in Watauga County, North Carolina, for which it is the county seatGR6 and market town. ... J-Hood (born Joshua Hood in January 23, 1984 in Newport, North Carolina, USA) is the youngest member of D-Block. ... D Block is a rap group based in Yonkers, New York. ... Newport is a town located in Carteret County, North Carolina. ... Jodeci was an American musical group, active from 1990 to 1996, whose repertoire included R&B, soul music, and new jack swing. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... For other uses, see Charlotte. ... The Justus League is a collective of hip hop musicians hailing from the American state of North Carolina, and founded by manager Big Dho. ... RAP may mean: the IATA airport code for Rapid City Regional Airport Rassemblement pour lalternative progressiste, a Québecois political party. ... Look up group in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... List of incorporated municipalities (cities, towns, and village) in the United States state of North Carolina: Municipalities in North Carolina larger than 5,000 in population (according to the 2000 U.S. Census): Charlotte - 558,549 Raleigh - 281,915 Greensboro - 224,035 Durham - 201,726 Winston-Salem - 185,779 Fayetteville... K-Ci and JoJo is an American R&B duo, comprised of brothers Cedric K-Ci Hailey and Joel Jo-Jo Hailey. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... For other uses, see Charlotte. ... Ben E. King (born Benjamin Earl Nelson on September 28, 1938, in Henderson, North Carolina) is an American soul and pop singer and songwriter. ... Henderson is a city located in Vance County, North Carolina. ... Lets Active was a jangle pop band based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. ... Jangle pop was an American musical genre that arose in the middle of the 1960s, combining angular, chiming guitars and power pop structures. ... Nickname: Twin City, Camel City Motto: Youre Something Special in Winston-Salem Location in North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina Counties Forsyth County Founded Incorporated 1766 (Salem) 1849 (Winston) 1913 Government  - Mayor Allen Joines (D) Area  - City  109. ... Little Brother is an American hip-hop group from North Carolina that consists of Phonte, Rapper Big Pooh, and producer 9th Wonder. ... Nickname: Location in North Carolina Country United States State North Carolina County Durham County Government  - Mayor Bill Bell Area  - City  94. ... Ronnie Milsap (born Ronnie Lee Milsap January 16, 1943 in Robbinsville, North Carolina) is an American Country/Pop Singer and Musician. ... Robbinsville is a town located in Graham County, North Carolina. ... Thelonious Sphere Monk (October 10, 1917 – February 17, 1982) was a jazz pianist and composer. ... Location of Rocky Mount within North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States U.S. state North Carolina County(s) Edgecombe, Nash Founded Circa March 22, 1816 Incorporated February 28, 1867 Mayor Frederick E. Turnage Area    - City 92. ... William Oliver Swofford (February 22, 1945–February 12, 2000), known as Oliver, was an American pop singer. ... North Wilkesboro is a town in Wilkes County, North Carolina, United States. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Nickname: Pro Town USA Location of Greenville shown within North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina County Pitt County Settled 1771 Founded 1774 (Martinsborough) Founded 1786 (Greenville) Mayor Don Parrott Area    - City 68 km²  (26. ... Charlie Poole and the North Carolina Ramblers were an American country string band that recorded a number of songs with banjo, fiddle and guitar from 1925 to 1930. ... The string band originated as a subgenre of old-time music. ... Randolph County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Earl Scruggs Earl Eugene Scruggs (born January 6, 1924 in Shelby, North Carolina) created a banjo style (now called Scruggs style) that is one of the defining characteristics of bluegrass. ... Bluegrass music is considered a form of American roots music which has its own roots in Irish, African, Scottish and English traditional music. ... For other uses, see Banjo (disambiguation) A modern 5-string banjo The banjo is a stringed instrument of African American origin adapted from several African instruments. ... Shelby is a city in Cleveland County, North Carolina, United States. ... Eunice Kathleen Waymon, better known as Nina Simone (February 21, 1933–April 21, 2003), was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, and civil rights activist. ... Tryon is a town located in Polk County, North Carolina. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Jazz is a musical art form that originated in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States around the start of the 20th century. ... Nickname: Location in North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina Counties Orange, Durham, and Chatham Founded 1793 Government  - Mayor Kevin C. Foy Area  - City  19. ... Supastition is an underground Hip Hop artist from Greenville, North Carolina, now living in Charlotte. ... Nickname: Pro Town USA Location of Greenville shown within North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina County Pitt County Settled 1771 Founded 1774 (Martinsborough) Founded 1786 (Greenville) Mayor Don Parrott Area    - City 68 km²  (26. ... James Vernon Taylor (born March 12, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, born in Belmont, Massachusetts. ... Nickname: Location in North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina Counties Orange, Durham, and Chatham Founded 1793 Government  - Mayor Kevin C. Foy Area  - City  19. ... The 5 Royales was a rhythm and blues (R&B) band from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, that combined gospel, jump blues and doo wop, marking an early and influential step in the evolution of soul music. ... Nickname: Twin City, Camel City Motto: Youre Something Special in Winston-Salem Location in North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina Counties Forsyth County Founded Incorporated 1766 (Salem) 1849 (Winston) 1913 Government  - Mayor Allen Joines (D) Area  - City  109. ... The dBs were a power pop group of the late 1970s and 1980s. ... Power pop is a long-standing musical genre that draws its inspiration from 1960s British and American pop music. ... Nickname: Twin City, Camel City Motto: Youre Something Special in Winston-Salem Location in North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina Counties Forsyth County Founded Incorporated 1766 (Salem) 1849 (Winston) 1913 Government  - Mayor Allen Joines (D) Area  - City  109. ... The Inspirations are a professional Southern Gospel quartet from Bryson City, NC. The quartet began in 1964 when Martin Cook, a teacher at Swain County High School, invited several young men to his home for evenings of singing. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Bryson City is a town located in Swain County, North Carolina. ... The Red Fox Chasers were a string band that formed in 1927 from North Carolina and appeared to have played from 1928 to 1931. ... List of incorporated municipalities (cities, towns, and village) in the United States state of North Carolina: Municipalities in North Carolina larger than 5,000 in population (according to the 2000 U.S. Census): Charlotte - 558,549 Raleigh - 281,915 Greensboro - 224,035 Durham - 201,726 Winston-Salem - 185,779 Fayetteville... Randy Travis sings his chart-topping song Three Wooden Crosses, at the DoD-sponsored salute to Korean War veterans at the MCI Center in Washington, July 26, 2003. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Marshville is a town located in Union County, North Carolina. ... Loudon Wainwright III (born September 5, 1946 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina) is an American songwriter, folk singer, humorist, and actor. ... Folk music, in the original sense of the term, is music by and of the people. ... Nickname: Location in North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina Counties Orange, Durham, and Chatham Founded 1793 Government  - Mayor Kevin C. Foy Area  - City  19. ... Doc Watson Merle Watson, c. ... Categories: US geography stubs | Watauga County, North Carolina ... George Younce was an American singer, born February 22, 1930 at Patterson, North Carolina; he died April 11, 2005. ... Caldwell County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Jamel Price Was Born and Raised in Salisbury, NC. He is a Southern Rapper Who has worked on a Album called Welcome 2 Da Bury that was never released under Rivil Records. ... Image:Dtsalisbury1. ...

Journalism

David Brinkley David McClure Brinkley (July 10, 1920 – June 11, 2003) was a popular American television newscaster for two different USA television networks, NBC, and later, ABC. From 1956 through 1970 he co-anchored NBCs top rated nightly news program, The Huntley–Brinkley Report with Chet Huntley. ... A news anchor (US,Can. ... // ABC are the first three letters in the Latin Alphabet. ... This Week is one of the American Sunday-morning interview shows. ... The Huntley-Brinkley Report was NBCs flagship television news program from late 1956 until 1970. ... NBC (a former acronym for National Broadcasting Company) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... Wilmington is a city in New Hanover County, North Carolina, United States. ... Howard William Cosell, born Howard William Cohen (March 25, 1918 – April 23, 1995) was an American sports journalist on American television. ... Sportswriting (also sports writing) is a form of journalism that reports on sports topics and events. ... Monday Night Football (MNF) is a live television broadcast of the National Football League. ... For other persons named Muhammad Ali, see Muhammad Ali (disambiguation). ... Nickname: Twin City, Camel City Motto: Youre Something Special in Winston-Salem Location in North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina Counties Forsyth County Founded Incorporated 1766 (Salem) 1849 (Winston) 1913 Government  - Mayor Allen Joines (D) Area  - City  109. ... Josephus Daniels Josephus Daniels (18 May 1862–15 January 1948) was an American politician and newspaper publisher from North Carolina, who served as Secretary of the Navy during World War I. A native of Washington, North Carolina, Daniels owned and managed several newspapers before purchasing the Raleigh News and Observer... The News & Observer logo The front page of The News & Observer from January 26, 2005 The News & Observer is the regional daily newspaper of the Research Triangle area of North Carolina. ... Flag of the United States Secretary of the Navy. ... Thomas Woodrow Wilson (December 28, 1856 – February 3, 1924), was the 28th President of the United States. ... Washington is a city located in Beaufort County, North Carolina. ... Al Hunt is the Washington managing editor for Bloomberg News. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Bloomberg Television is a cable television network that broadcasts business and financial news 24 hours a day. ... The Cable News Network, commonly known as CNN, is a major cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Nickname: Twin City, Camel City Motto: Youre Something Special in Winston-Salem Location in North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina Counties Forsyth County Founded Incorporated 1766 (Salem) 1849 (Winston) 1913 Government  - Mayor Allen Joines (D) Area  - City  109. ... Charles Kuralt Charles Kuralt (10 September 1934 – 4 July 1997) was an award-winning American journalist whose long career with CBS made him famous as the motor home-traveling reporter whose chronicling of out-of-the-news American people and living made him as much of a household name as... Sunday Mornings Sun logo for Sunday news Charles Kuralt, Host from 1979-1994 CBS Sunday Morning is an early morning news program CBS airs from 9:00-10:30 AM EST on Sunday mornings. ... CBS is one of the largest radio and television networks in the United States. ... Wilmington is a city in New Hanover County, North Carolina, United States. ... April 8, 1956: CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow talking to reporters during a stop in Wiesbaden, Germany. ... CBS News is the news division of American television and radio network CBS. Its current president is Sean McManus who is also head of CBS Sports. ... See It Now was a television newsmagazine and documentary broadcast by CBS in the 1950s. ... Greensboro, North Carolina (IPA: ), is the largest city in Guilford County in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Charlie Rose Charles Petee Rose Jr. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Henderson is a city located in Vance County, North Carolina. ... Vermont Connecticut Royster (April 30, 1914 - July 22, 1996) was the editor of the Wall Street Journal. ... The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) is an influential international daily newspaper published in New York City, New York with a worldwide average daily circulation of more than 2. ... Nickname: City of Oaks Motto: You Can See the Whole State from Here Map of Wake County, North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina County Wake County Founded 1792 Government  - Mayor Charles Meeker (D) Area  - City  115. ... Sharon Dahlonega Raiford Bush Sharon Dahlonega Raiford Bush became American televisions first African-American weatherperson in 1975. ... Greensboro is the name of some places in the United States of America: Greensboro, Alabama Greensboro, Florida Greensboro, Georgia Greensboro, Maryland Greensboro, North Carolina Greensboro, Pennsylvania Greensboro, Vermont This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ...

Art/Literature

Betsy Byars (August 7, 1928 – ) is an American childrens author. ... For other uses, see Charlotte. ... Fred Davis Chappell (b. ... Canton is a town located in Haywood County, North Carolina. ... This section does not cite its references or sources. ... Nickname: Location in North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina Counties Orange, Durham, and Chatham Founded 1793 Government  - Mayor Kevin C. Foy Area  - City  19. ... Illustration from The Clansman. ... The Birth of a Nation is a controversial silent film directed by D.W. Griffith, based on the play The Clansmen and the book The Leopards Spots, both by Thomas Dixon. ... Shelby is a city in Cleveland County, North Carolina, United States. ... Pamela Y. Duncan (1961), was born in Asheville, North Carolina, and raised in Black Mountain and Shelby, NC. Her novels include Moon Women (2001) and Plant Life (2003). ... A novel is an extended work of written, narrative, prose fiction, usually in story form; the writer of a novel is a novelist. ... Historic Southern United States. ... Asheville City Hall. ... John Ehle (born December 13, 1925 in Asheville, North Carolina) is an American writer known best for fictional novels set in the Appalachian mountains. ... Asheville City Hall. ... Charles Frazier, American novelist, was born in 1950 in Asheville, North Carolina, graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1973, and received his Ph. ... See Han-Shan (Cold Mountain) for the Chinese poet. ... Asheville City Hall. ... Kaye Gibbons (born 1960) is an American novelist. ... Ellen Foster is a novel by Kaye Gibbons, first published in 1987. ... A Virtuous Woman (1989, ISBN 1565122062) is a novel by Kaye Gibbons, and was chosen as an Oprahs Book Club® selection in October 1997. ... Nickname: City of Oaks Motto: You Can See the Whole State from Here Map of Wake County, North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina County Wake County Founded 1792 Government  - Mayor Charles Meeker (D) Area  - City  115. ... Paul Green (17 March 1894 - 4 May 1981) American Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright. ... Fort Raleigh National Historic Site preserves the location of the first English settlement in North America. ... Lillington is a town located in Harnett County, North Carolina. ... Herb Jackson (born 1945) is an artist and is the William H. Williamson Professor of Art at Davidson College. ... O. Henry was the pen name of William Sydney Porter (September 11, 1862 – June 5, 1910), whose clever use of twist endings in his stories popularized the term O. Henry Ending. ... This article is in need of attention. ... A pen name or nom de plume is a pseudonym adopted by an author. ... The Ransom of Red Chief is one of the most famous and best loved short stories by O. Henry (William Sydney Porter). ... {{Infobox short story | | name = The Gift of the Magi | title_orig = | translator = | author = O. Henry | country = {{Brasil} | language = [portugues ] | series = | genre = | released_in = | publication_type = | publisher = | media_type = | release_date = | english_release_date = | preceded_by = | followed_by = }} The Gift of the Magi is a short story written by O. Henry (a pen name for William Sydney Porter), allegedly at... Greensboro, North Carolina (IPA: ), is the largest city in Guilford County in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Thomas Eugene Robbins (born July 22, 1936 in Blowing Rock, North Carolina) is an American author. ... Cosette Dwyer is an amazing author. ... Even Cowgirls Get the Blues is a 1976 novel by Tom Robbins. ... Blowing Rock is a town in North Carolina, situated in both Caldwell and Watauga counties. ... Theodore Taylor (b. ... The Cay, by Theodore Taylor The Cay, written by Theodore Taylor in the 1960s, is a childrens book about an eleven-year-old boy named Phillip Enright who lives on the Dutch island of Curaçao during World War II. The story is based on a real incident. ... Statesville is located at (35. ... Timothy B. Tyson is a writer and historian from North Carolina, currently serving as associate professor of Afro-American studies at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. ... Duke University is a private coeducational research university located in Durham, North Carolina, USA. Founded by Methodists and Quakers in the present-day town of Trinity in 1838, the school moved to Durham in 1892. ... Blood Done Sign My Name is an autobiographical work of history written by Timothy B. Tyson, then a professor of Afro-American studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. ... Oxford is a city located in Granville County, North Carolina. ... Photo by Carl Van Vechten For the contemporary author and journalist, see Tom Wolfe Thomas Clayton Wolfe (October 3, 1900 – September 15, 1938) was an important American novelist of the 20th century. ... Look Homeward, Angel is Thomas Wolfes first novel. ... You Cant Go Home Again is an episode of the reimagined Battlestar Galactica televison series. ... Asheville City Hall. ...

Sports/Athletics

Joey Cheek at the World Sprint Championships 2006 William Joseph (Joey) Cheek (born June 22, 1979 in Greensboro, North Carolina) is an American speed skater and former inline speed skater. ... Speed skating, or long track speedskating, long track speed skating, is an Olympic sport where competitors are timed while crossing a set distance. ... Greensboro, North Carolina (IPA: ), is the largest city in Guilford County in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Dwight Edward Clark, b. ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager Lal Heneghan Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... NFC Championship Game is an American football game played every year to determine the champion of the National Football Conference of the National Football League. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Website: http://www. ... Bradley Lee Daugherty (born October 19, 1965 in Black Mountain, North Carolina) is an American former basketball player at the University of North Carolina and later with the Cleveland Cavaliers of the NBA. Brad played basketball at Charles D. Owen High School in Black Mountain, North Carolina. ... The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public, coeducational, research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA. Also know as Carolina, North Carolina, UNC-CH, or simply UNC, the university is the oldest public institution of higher education in the United States and is the flagship... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... The Cleveland Cavaliers (also known as the Cavs) are a professional basketball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ... Raycom Media is a broadcasting company based in Montgomery, Alabama. ... Black Mountain is a town in Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States. ... Walter Davis (born July 2, 1979 in Lafayette, Louisiana) is an African American athlete competing in the triple jump and occasionally in the long jump. ... The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public, coeducational, research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA. Also know as Carolina, North Carolina, UNC-CH, or simply UNC, the university is the oldest public institution of higher education in the United States and is the flagship... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team, based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... Pineville is a town in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina located between Charlotte and York County, South Carolina. ... This article is about the elder Dale Earnhardt. ... The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... The Daytona 500 is a 200-lap, 500 mile (805 km) NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race held annually at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... The Kannapolis logo contains a Colonial Williamsburg architectural style cupola. ... This article or section needs additional references or sources to improve its verifiability. ... The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... The Kannapolis logo contains a Colonial Williamsburg architectural style cupola. ... Roman Ildonzo Gabriel, Jr. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... North Carolina State University is a public, coeducational, extensive research university located in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. ... The St. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The NFL Most Valuable Player Award is given by various entities, most notably the Associated Press, to the player who has contributed the most to the success of the players team. ... Wilmington is a city in New Hanover County, North Carolina, United States. ... Holt celebrating after a TD Torry Jabar Holt (born June 5, 1976 in Greensboro, North Carolina) nicknamed Big Game is an NFL wide receiver who currently plays for the St. ... North Carolina State University is a public, coeducational, extensive research university located in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... Gibsonville is a town located in North Carolina. ... Brad Hoover (born November 11, 1976), is an American football player who currently plays fullback for the Carolina Panthers of the NFL. He attended Western Carolina University. ... James Augustus Catfish Hunter (April 8, 1946 – September 9, 1999) was a prolific Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher between 1965 and 1979. ... This article or section cites very few or no references or sources. ... mcv ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Ballpark McAfee Coliseum (1968–present) a. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related... Hertford is a town in Perquimans County, North Carolina, United States. ... Dale Arnold Jarrett (born November 26, 1956 in Newton, North Carolina) is an American race car driver. ... The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... NASCAR Nextel Cup logo NEXTEL Cup trophy, adopted in 2004 4-time champion Jeff Gordon poses with the Winston Cup trophy (used prior to 2004) The NASCAR Championship is the championship held in NASCARs top stock car racing series. ... Newton is a city located in Catawba County, North Carolina. ... Robert Glen Johnson, Jr. ... Moonshiner may refer to: Moonshiner, one who makes moonshine Moonshiner, a traditional American folk song Moonshiner, a version of this song by Cat Power on her 1998 album Moon Pix Category: ... The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... Thomas Kennerly Wolfe (born March 2, 1931 in Richmond, Virginia), known as Tom Wolfe, is a best-selling American author and journalist. ... George Lois cover design for Esquire (May 1969) Esquire is a magazine for men owned by the Hearst Corporation. ... Wilkes County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Meadowlark Lemon (born April 25, 1935) is a famous basketball player originally from Wilmington, North Carolina. ... The Harlem Globetrotters are an exhibition basketball team that combines athleticism and comedy to create one of the best-known sports entertainment franchises in the world. ... Wilmington is a city in New Hanover County, North Carolina, United States. ... Ray Charles Leonard (born May 17, 1956 in Wilmington, North Carolina) is a retired professional boxer. ... Professional boxing bout featuring Ricardo Domínguez (left, throwing a left uppercut) versus Rafael Ortiz Boxing, also called prizefighting or pugilism is a sport and martial art in which two participants of similar weight fight each other with their fists in a series of one to three-minute intervals called... Wilmington is a city in New Hanover County, North Carolina, United States. ... Julius Frazier Peppers (born January 18, 1980 in Wilson, North Carolina) is a professional American football player. ... Look up Football in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public, coeducational, research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA. Also know as Carolina, North Carolina, UNC-CH, or simply UNC, the university is the oldest public institution of higher education in the United States and is the flagship... 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. ... Final Four is a sports term that is commonly applied to the last four teams remaining in a playoff tournament. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... Defensive end is the name of a defensive position in the sport of American football. ... City Charlotte, North Carolina Other nicknames The Cardiac Cats Team colors Black, Panther Blue, and Silver Head Coach John Fox Owner Jerry Richardson General manager Marty Hurney Mascot Sir Purr League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995–present) National Football Conference (1995-present) NFC West (1995-2001) NFC South (2002... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Gaylord Jackson Perry (born September 15, 1938 in Williamston, North Carolina) is a All-Star Major League Baseball pitcher and member of the United States Baseball Hall of Fame. ... This article or section cites very few or no references or sources. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related... In baseball, the Cy Young Award is an honor given annually to the best pitchers in the Major Leagues. ... The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the National League, is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada (until 2005 when the Montreal Expos moved to Washington) and the worlds oldest extant professional team sports league. ... Williamston is a town located in Martin County, North Carolina. ... Lee Petty (March 14, 1914 (near Randleman, North Carolina) - April 5, 2000) was an American stock car driver in the 1950s and 60s. ... The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... Randleman is a city located in Randolph County, North Carolina. ... Richard Lee Petty (born July 2, 1937 in Level Cross, North Carolina) is a renowned former NASCAR Winston Cup Series driver. ... The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... Randleman is a city located in Randolph County, North Carolina. ... Jerry Darnell Stackhouse (born November 5, 1974 in Kinston, North Carolina) is an American National Basketball Association player who currently plays both shooting guard and small forward for the Dallas Mavericks. ... The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public, coeducational, research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA. Also know as Carolina, North Carolina, UNC-CH, or simply UNC, the university is the oldest public institution of higher education in the United States and is the flagship... The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are an NBA basketball team based in Dallas, Texas. ... Website: http://www. ... John Swofford (born 1948) is currently the Commissioner of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), one of the nations premiere college sports conferences. ... The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is one of the oldest collegiate athletic leagues in the United States. ... The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public, coeducational, research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA. Also know as Carolina, North Carolina, UNC-CH, or simply UNC, the university is the oldest public institution of higher education in the United States and is the flagship... North Wilkesboro is a town in Wilkes County, North Carolina, United States. ... David ONeil Thompson (born July 13, 1954 in Shelby, North Carolina) is an American professional basketball star who played for the Denver Nuggets of both the National Basketball Association (NBA) and American Basketball Association (ABA), as well as the Seattle SuperSonics. ... North Carolina State University is a public, coeducational, extensive research university located in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... 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. ... The University of California, Los Angeles, generally known as UCLA, is a public university whose main campus is located in the affluent Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, United States. ... The Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame honors players who have shown exceptional skill at basketball, all-time great coaches and referees, and other major contributors to the game. ... Shelby is a city in Cleveland County, North Carolina, United States. ... Mario Williams (born January 31, 1985) is an American football defensive end for the Houston Texans franchise of the National Football League. ... North Carolina State University is a public, coeducational, extensive research university located in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. ... The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is one of the oldest collegiate athletic leagues in the United States. ... Richlands is a town located in Onslow County, North Carolina. ... Roy Williams (born August 1, 1950 in Marion, North Carolina) is head coach of the mens basketball team at the University of North Carolina. ... The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public, coeducational, research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA. Also know as Carolina, North Carolina, UNC-CH, or simply UNC, the university is the oldest public institution of higher education in the United States and is the flagship... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... 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. ... Spruce Pine is a town in Mitchell County, North Carolina, United States. ... James Ager Worthy (b. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public, coeducational, research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA. Also know as Carolina, North Carolina, UNC-CH, or simply UNC, the university is the oldest public institution of higher education in the United States and is the flagship... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... Lakers logo 1966-1991 The Los Angeles Lakers are an NBA basketball team based in Los Angeles, California. ... This articles section called Trivia does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...

Other

Ernest Angley (born August 9, 1921 in Gastonia, North Carolina) is an international Christian evangelist, based in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. ... Caleb Bradham (1866 - 1934) invented the soft drink Pepsi-Cola. ... The current Pepsi logo Pepsi-Cola (often shortened to Pepsi), is a carbonated cola soft drink manufactured by PepsiCo, and the principal rival of Coca-Cola. ... New Bern is a town in Craven County, North Carolina with a population of 23,128 as of the 2000 census. ... This is a picture of Eliza Bryant. ... Virginia Dare (August 18, 1587 – unknown) was the first child to be born in America of English parents on Roanoke Island in the Colony of Roanoke, now in North Carolina. ... Manteo is a town located in Dare County, North Carolina. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Dwight David Ike Eisenhower (October 14, 1890–March 28, 1969), American soldier and politician, was the 34th President of the United States (1953–1961) and supreme commander of the Allied forces in Europe during World War II, with the rank of General of the Army. ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... For other uses, see Charlotte. ... The Reed Gold Mine, located in Midland, North Carolina is the site of the first documented gold find in the United States. ... The term Hessian refers to the inhabitants of the German state of Hesse. ... Categories: Substubs ... A California Gold Rush handbill A gold rush is a period of feverish migration of workers into the area of a dramatic discovery of commercial quantities of gold. ... The town of Midland is located in southern Cabarrus County in North Carolina, in the south-central portion of the state, in the region known as the Piedmont. ... Afeni Shakur Afeni Shakur (born Alice Faye Walker) (born January 10, 1947, in Lumberton, North Carolina) is the mother of the famous American rapper Tupac Shakur and was an important member of the Black Panther Party. ... A melanistic black jaguar, or black panther The black panther is the common name for a black specimen (a melanistic variant) of any of several species of cats. ... Tupac Amaru Shakur (June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), also known by his stage names 2Pac, Makaveli, or simply as Pac, was an American artist renowned for his rap music, movie roles, poetry, and his social activism. ... Lumberton is a city located in Robeson County, North Carolina. ... Michael Thevis, mugshot, circa 197? Michael George Thevis (1932-?) is/was a Greek gangster dubbed by tabloids as The Scarface of Porn due to his rise and fall in marketing illegal pornography, multiple murders of his business associates, and eventual placement on the FBIs Ten Most Wanted list. ... The Mafia (also referred to as Cosa Nostra or the Mob), is a criminal secret society which first developed in the mid-19th century in Sicily. ... Nickname: City of Oaks Motto: You Can See the Whole State from Here Map of Wake County, North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina County Wake County Founded 1792 Government  - Mayor Charles Meeker (D) Area  - City  115. ...

North Carolina residents born elsewhere

Maya Angelou (born Marguerite Johnson April 4, 1928[1]) is an American poet, memoirist, actress and an important figure in the American Civil Rights Movement. ... Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational university located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. ... Nickname: Twin City, Camel City Motto: Youre Something Special in Winston-Salem Location in North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina Counties Forsyth County Founded Incorporated 1766 (Salem) 1849 (Winston) 1913 Government  - Mayor Allen Joines (D) Area  - City  109. ... Marshall David Brain (b. ... Howstuffworks. ... Nickname: City of Oaks Motto: You Can See the Whole State from Here Map of Wake County, North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina County Wake County Founded 1792 Government  - Mayor Charles Meeker (D) Area  - City  115. ... A painting of Chang and Eng Bunker, circa 1836 Chang Bunker and Eng Bunker (May 11, 1811–January 17, 1874) were the twin brothers whose condition and birthplace became the basis for the term Siamese twins. ... A painting of Chang and Eng Bunker, circa 1836 Conjoined human fetuses Conjoined twins can occur in non-human animal species. ... Wilkesboro is a town in Wilkes County, North Carolina, United States. ... Orson Scott Card (born August 24, 1951)[1] is an American author, working in numerous genres. ... 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. ... The cover art of Enders Game depicts the Battle School space station. ... Greensboro, North Carolina (IPA: ), is the largest city in Guilford County in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Johnny Reid John Edwards[1] (born June 10, 1953) was the Democratic nominee for Vice President in 2004, and a one-term U.S. Senator from North Carolina. ... Robbins is a city located in Moore County, North Carolina. ... Ric Flair (born February 25, 1949 [1] and named Richard Morgan Fliehr upon his adoption several weeks later), is an iconic American professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment on its RAW brand. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see Charlotte. ... John H. Franklin John Hope Franklin (born January 2, 1915) is a United States historian and past president of the American Historical Association. ... An historian is someone who writes history, a written accounting of the past. ... Duke University is a private coeducational research university located in Durham, North Carolina, USA. Founded by Methodists and Quakers in the present-day town of Trinity in 1838, the school moved to Durham in 1892. ... Nickname: Location in North Carolina Country United States State North Carolina County Durham County Government  - Mayor Bill Bell Area  - City  94. ... trombone player Bob Havens Bob Havens (born May 3, 1930) is an American big band and jazz musician who appeared on The Lawrence Welk Show from 1960 to 1982. ... Lawrence Welk during a taping of The Lawrence Welk Show Lawrence Welk (March 11, 1903 – May 17, 1992) was a musician, accordion player, bandleader, and television impresario. ... Nickname: Gem City Location in Illinois Coordinates: Country United States State Illinois Counties Adams County, Illinois Government  - Mayor John A. Spring Area  - City  14. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Buies Creek is a census-designated place (CDP) in Harnett County, North Carolina, United States. ... Joseph Hewes was a native of Connecticut, where he was born in 1730. ... A declaration of independence is an assertion of the independence of an aspiring state or states. ... Flag of the United States Secretary of the Navy. ... Edenton is a town in Chowan County, North Carolina, United States. ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public, coeducational, research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA. Also know as Carolina, North Carolina, UNC-CH, or simply UNC, the university is the oldest public institution of higher education in the United States and is the flagship... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Wilmington is a city in New Hanover County, North Carolina, United States. ... Si Kahn is a singer-songwriter and activist. ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... Activism, in a general sense, can be described as intentional action to bring about social or political change. ... For other uses, see Charlotte. ... Michael William Krzyzewski (; in American English transliteration shuh-shef-skee; born February 13, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois), often referred to as Coach K, is the head coach of the Duke University mens basketball team. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... Duke University is a private coeducational research university located in Durham, North Carolina, USA. Founded by Methodists and Quakers in the present-day town of Trinity in 1838, the school moved to Durham in 1892. ... Nickname: Location in North Carolina Country United States State North Carolina County Durham County Government  - Mayor Bill Bell Area  - City  94. ... William Lenoir (1751-1839) was an American Revolutionary War officer and prominent statesman in late 18th-century and early 19th-century North Carolina. ... Look up patriot in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Combatants Patriot militia Loyalist militia Commanders William Campbell, John Sevier, Joseph McDowell, Benjamin Cleveland, James Williams†, Isaac Shelby Patrick Ferguson† Strength 900 (+500 nearby) 1,100 (+200 nearby) Casualties 28 killed (including James Williams), 62 wounded 157 killed, 163 wounded, 698 captured (nine of the captured were later hanged for... The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public, coeducational, research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States. ... Wilkes County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Michael Iver Peterson (born October 23, 1943 near Nashville, Tennessee, USA) to Eugen Iver Peterson and Eleanor Bartolino is a fiction writer and politician. ... Life imprisonment is a term used for a particular kind of sentence of imprisonment. ... Nickname: Location in North Carolina Country United States State North Carolina County Durham County Government  - Mayor Bill Bell Area  - City  94. ... Kellie Dawn Pickler (born June 28, 1986) is an American country music singer and songwriter who finished sixth on the fifth season of the Fox television series American Idol. ... The old train depot, now used as a farmers market, in Albemarle. ... Nickname: Location in the State of Louisiana and the United States Coordinates: Country United States State Louisiana Parish Orleans Founded 1718 Government  - Mayor Ray Nagin (D) Area  - City  350. ... Tom Regan (born November 28, 1938 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American philosopher and animal-rights activist. ... A philosopher is a person who thinks deeply regarding people, society, the world, and/or the universe. ... A civet, or sea fox, photographed in the Zigong Peoples Zoo, Sichuan, 2001. ... North Carolina State University is a public, coeducational, extensive research university located in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. ... Animal Liberation is a work by Peter Singer, a famous vegan ethicist. ... Nickname: City of Oaks Motto: You Can See the Whole State from Here Map of Wake County, North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina County Wake County Founded 1792 Government  - Mayor Charles Meeker (D) Area  - City  115. ... Kathleen Joan Kathy Reichs is native of Chicago and works as a forensic anthropologist, an academic, and bestselling writer of mystery novels. ... Forensic anthropologists can help identify skeletonized human remains, such as these found lying in scrub in Western Australia, circa 1900-1910. ... The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public, coeducational, research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA. Also know as Carolina, North Carolina, UNC-CH, or simply UNC, the university is the oldest public institution of higher education in the United States and is the flagship... Emily Deschanel as Dr. Temperance Brennan Temperance Brennan is a fictional character created by author Kathy Reichs. ... For other uses, see Charlotte. ... Tony Rice Tony Rice (born June 8, 1951 in Danville, Virginia) is an influential bluegrass guitarist. ... Reidsville is a city located in Rockingham County, North Carolina. ... Eric Robert Rudolph (born September 19, 1966) is a suspect in the July 27, 1996 Centennial Olympic Park bombing at the Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, which killed Alice Hawthorne and wounded 111 others. ... Terrorist redirects here. ... Life imprisonment is a term used for a particular kind of sentence of imprisonment. ... The 1996 Summer Olympics, formally known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad and informally known as the Centennial Olympics, were held in 1996 in Atlanta, United States. ... Murphy is a town located in Cherokee County, North Carolina. ... Dean Edwards Smith (born February 28, 1931) is a retired head coach of men’s college basketball. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public, coeducational, research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA. Also know as Carolina, North Carolina, UNC-CH, or simply UNC, the university is the oldest public institution of higher education in the United States and is the flagship... Nickname: Location in North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina Counties Orange, Durham, and Chatham Founded 1793 Government  - Mayor Kevin C. Foy Area  - City  19. ... Lee Smith (born on November 1, 1944) is an American fiction author who typically incorporates much of her home roots in the Southeastern United States in her works of literature. ... North Carolina State University is a public, coeducational, extensive research university located in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. ... William Sydney Porter in his thirties O. Henry is the pen name of American writer William Sydney Porter (September 11, 1862 – June 5, 1910). ... Hillsborough is a town in Orange County, North Carolina, United States. ... Image of Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar (born May 5, 1983 in Tehran) is an Iranian-born American citizen who confessed to intentionally hitting people with a car on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to avenge the deaths of Muslims worldwide... Jihad (ǧihād جهاد) is an Arabic word which comes from the Arabic root word jahada, which means exerting utmost effort or to strive. The word connotes a wide range of meanings, from an inward spiritual struggle to attain perfect faith, to holy war. ... This article or section may be confusing or unclear for some readers, and should be edited to rectify this. ... The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public, coeducational, research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA. Also know as Carolina, North Carolina, UNC-CH, or simply UNC, the university is the oldest public institution of higher education in the United States and is the flagship... For other uses, see Charlotte. ... Blackbeard (1680? – November 22, 1718) was the nickname of Edward Teach alias Edward Thatch, a notorious English pirate who had a short reign of terror in the Caribbean Sea between 1716 and 1718. ... Look up pirate and piracy in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A flag often attributed to Blackbeard. ... Ocracoke may refer to: Ocracoke, North Carolina Ocracoke Lighthouse This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... North Carolinas Outer Banks separating the Atlantic Ocean (east) from Albemarle Sound (north) and Pamlico Sound (south). ... Ocracoke Island. ... John Tesh (born July 9, 1952) is an American pianist and composer of new age and contemporary Christian music. ... A musician is a person who plays or composes music Musicians can be classified by their role in creating or performing music: A singer (or vocalist) uses his or her voice as an instrument. ... Entertainment Tonight is a daily television entertainment news show that is syndicated by CBS Paramount Domestic Television throughout the United States, Canada, on the Nine Network in Australia and on UBC Inside in Thailand. ... Nickname: Twin City, Camel City Motto: Youre Something Special in Winston-Salem Location in North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina Counties Forsyth County Founded Incorporated 1766 (Salem) 1849 (Winston) 1913 Government  - Mayor Allen Joines (D) Area  - City  109. ... George W. Vanderbilt II George Washington Vanderbilt II (November 14, 1862 – March 6, 1914) was a member of the prominent United States Vanderbilt family. ... The Vanderbilts are a prominent family in the history of the United States. ... Biltmore House is a French Renaissance-inspired chateau near Asheville, North Carolina, built by George Washington Vanderbilt II between 1888 and 1895. ... Asheville City Hall. ... Daniel Wallace may refer to the following people: Daniel Wallace (author), American author of the novel Big Fish Daniel Wallace (Star Wars), author of several Star Wars books Daniel Wallace (Congress), 19th century U.S. Congressman from South Carolina Daniel Wallace (plaintiff), plaintiff in suit against the GPL Daniel Wallace... Cosette Dwyer is an amazing author. ... Big Fish is a 2003 fantasy drama film, directed by Tim Burton and written by John August. ... Nickname: Location in North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina Counties Orange, Durham, and Chatham Founded 1793 Government  - Mayor Kevin C. Foy Area  - City  19. ... Hugh Williamson Hugh Williamson (December 5, 1735–May 22, 1819) was an American politician. ... 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North Carolina completed her shakedown in the Caribbean prior to the Pearl Harbor attack, and after intensive war exercises, entered the Pacific 10 June 1942.
North Carolina sent both sailors and members of her Marine Detachment ashore for preliminary occupation duty in Japan immediately at the close of the war, and patrolled off the coast until anchoring in Tokyo Bay 5 September to reembark her men.
Struck from the Navy List 1 June 1960, North Carolina was transferred to the people of North Carolina 6 September 1961.
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