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North Carolina: Whos Who and Wheres Where

Updated on September 17, 2011
The North Carolina State Flag
The North Carolina State Flag

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. 


Beautiful Places, Smiling Faces

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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.

Campbell University

Saint Andrews Presbyterian College

North Carolina Universities and Colleges

 North Carolina has a vast reputation for having some of the best Universities in the Country.

Appalachian State University

Barton College

Brevard College

Bennett College

Cabarrus College Of Health Sciences

Campbell University

Catawba College

Chowan College College

Davidson College           

Duke University

East Carolina University

Elizabeth City State University

Elon University

Fayetteville State University

Gardner Webb University

Greensboro College

Guilford College

High Point University

Johnson C. Smith University

Lees-McRae College

Lenoir -Rhyne College

Livingstone College

Louisburg College

Mars Hill College

Meredith College

Methodist University

Montreat College

North Carolina Central University

North Carolina A&T University

North Carolina School Of the Arts

North Carolina State University

North Carolina Wesleyan College

Peace College

Pfiffer University

Peidmont Baptist College

Queens University of Charlotte

Roanoke Bible College

Saint Andrews Presbyterian College

Saint Augustine's College

Salem College

Shaw University

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

University of North Carolina System: unc@Asheville, UNC@ChapelHill

unc@Charlotte unc@greensboro unc@pembroke unc@wilmington

Wake Forest University

Warren Wilson College

Western Carolina University

Wingate University

Winston Salem State University



Ava Gardner
Ava Gardner


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

Thomas Wolfe

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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      Thomas Mitchell 

      9 years ago from Bangor, Maine

      Glad to see a hub about the rich heritage of North Carolina, I was born in Concord, NC and raised in Eden, NC. Currently I now reside in Maine and make a thousand mile journey every year to go back and visit. North Carolina is a great place to live or visit. Not to overly industrialized and provides great area's to escape to. Give it a visit on your next vacation.

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      9 years ago from North Carolina

      Move on down, going to the beach today! It ispretty cool when you can go to the beach one weekend and the mountains the next. Only a few housr away!


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      Joanna McKenna 

      9 years ago from Central Oklahoma

      I have several friends in NC who chose to move there from other places, and they love love love it. Keep telling me to move there too. Sounds like a great place to live!

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      Susan M 

      9 years ago

      Great Informationa about North Carolina! It's so cold here in Vermont I may just skip work and head south! Thanks!

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      9 years ago from Land of Enchantment - NM

      Thank you for the interesting hub. I love reading and learning about the states.

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      Sylvia Van Velzer 

      9 years ago from Hawaii

      This made me miss North Carolina, our former home before moving to Hawaii 5 years ago. My husbands family has lived there, in a place called Maple Farm, in Tryon. I love Asheville, Blowing Rock, the furniture outlets, the whole landscape. I hope to be able to visit again.


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