North Carolina: Whos Who and Wheres Where
The Tarheel State
North Carolina is a beautiful state. Mountains on one end, the coast on the other and a little of everything in between. Warm beaches and snowy mountains are a beautiful mixture. North Carolina is known for it's simple life.
Family Orientated events, Parks, Sporting Events, Museums, Waterfalls and Lakes are abundant. I have broken down some of the facts about North Carolina for you to see if you decide to relocate.
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North Carolina is the nation's largest furniture, tobacco, brick, and textile producer. Metalworking, chemicals, and paper are also important industries. The major agricultural products are tobacco, corn, cotton, hay, peanuts and vegetable crops. The state is the country's leading producer of mica and lithium.
Tourism is also important, with visitors spending more that one billion annually . sports include year-round golfing, skiing, at mountain resorts, both fresh and salt water fishing.
Among the major attractions are the Great Smoky Mountains, the Blue Ridge National Parkway, The Cape Hatteras and Cape Lookout National Seashores, the Wright Brothers National Memorial at Kitty Hawk, Guilford Courthouse and Moores Creed National Military Parks, and the Old Salem Restoration in Winston Salem.
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North Carolina Universities and Colleges
North Carolina has a vast reputation for having some of the best Universities in the Country.
Appalachian State University
Cabarrus College Of Health Sciences
Chowan College College
East Carolina University
Elizabeth City State University
Fayetteville State University
Gardner Webb University
High Point University
Johnson C. Smith University
Lenoir -Rhyne College
Mars Hill College
North Carolina Central University
North Carolina A&T University
North Carolina School Of the Arts
North Carolina State University
North Carolina Wesleyan College
Peidmont Baptist College
Queens University of Charlotte
Roanoke Bible College
Saint Andrews Presbyterian College
Saint Augustine's College
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Wake Forest University
Warren Wilson College
Western Carolina University
Winston Salem State University
Celebrities, Journalist and Writers From North Carolina
Ryan Adams-singer/songwriter, Clay Aiken-American Idol Finalist, Tori Amos-singer and pianist, Fantasia Barrino-American Idol Winner, George Clinton-funk musician, John Coltrane-jazz musician, Charlie Daniels-singer, Sammy Davis Sr, Rick Dees-radio DJ, Cecil DeMille-film director Made famous by The Ten Commandments, Fred Durst, Roberta Flack-Grammy-winning singer, Ben Folds-musician, Gallagher-comedian, Ava Gardner-actress, Andy Griffith, Michael Hail-famous for playing "David Fisher" in the HBO series Six Feet Under, Byron Hill-songwriter, Gill Holland-producer, Darwin Joston-actor, Si Kahn-folk singer-songwriter, labor and prison reform activist, Ben King-Singer Tim Kirkman-harmonica player, Theolonius Monk-legendary jazz pianist, Phil Morrison-filmaker, Petey Pablo-rapper, Jaime Pressly-Actress, Peyton Reed-film maker (bring it on) Earl Scruggs-legendary bluegrass musician, Nina Simone-singer, Arthur Smith-Country Music Host, James Taylor-70"s singer, Bob Timberlake-singer, Randy Travis-country music singer, Luther Vandross-r$b Singer, Doc Watson-legendary blind bluegrass and folk musician, Skeet Ulrich, MICHAEL JORDAN, LEGENDARY BASKETBALL PLAYER
Writers From NC
Mary Angelou-award-winning novelist and poet that teaches at Wake Forest University, Jerry Bledsoe-author written several bestselling "true crime"novels (Blood Games) Orson Scott card-novelist-teaches writing workshops at Appalachian State University,Sarah Desseb-writer of young adult novel, Clyde d-novelist, Kaye Gibbons-novelist, Allan Gurganus-author "Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All', William Sydney Porter-famed short story writer-pen name O Henry, Tom Robbins, ad modern, best-selling novelist, Lee Smith-Author, Thomas Wolfe-noted novelist
Journalist From NC
David Brinkley-tv news reporter, Howard Cosell-Sports commentator and original host of Monday Night Football, Josephus Daniels-founder, publisher, and editor of the Raleigh News and Observer daily, Charles Kuralt-Emmy Winning CBS news anchor, Edward Murrow-Five time Emmy winning journalist and member of Television Hall Of Fame, Sam Rafan-Former Editor of The Pilot-honored as NC's Best Poet Laureate in 1982, Gene Roberts-Former Editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Charlie Rose-An Emmy and Peabody award-winning journalist and interviewer, Vermont Royster-Editor of The Wall Street Journal1957-1970-earned two Pulitzer prizes during his career.
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