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Cockfighting
by Sumner, Jim L. Cockfighting in North Carolina dates from the colonial period. A cockfight involves two specially bred gamecocks equipped with steel gaffs attached to each leg fighting until one is disabled. The [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Country Clubs
by Menius, Arthur. Country Clubs by Arthur Menius, 2006 See also: Golf; Tennis Country clubs became a part of American life during the last quarter of the nineteenth century with the rise in popularity of [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Davis, Jerome Carson
by Rutherford, Rocky. EVENT. A rodeo has various types of events: roping, barrel racing, bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, bull riding, etc. Each was referred to as an "event" until the PBR and other bucking bull [...] (from NCpedia.)
Dog Racing
by Stick, David. Dog racing and the pari-mutuel betting that came along with it had a short life in North Carolina, extending only from the late 1940s to the mid-1950s. In the period of rapid growth after World War [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Earnhardt, Dale
by Case, Steven. Dale Earnhardt by Steven Case, 2010. See also: NASCAR; Auto Racing April 29, 1951 - February 18, 2001 Dale Earnhardt was born on April 29, 1951, in Kannapolis (Cabarrus County). His father [...] (from NCpedia.)
Easter Monday Holiday
by Williford, Jo Ann. The Monday after Easter, rather than Good Friday as in every other state, was a legal holiday in North Carolina for 52 years. The bill establishing the holiday was introduced by Senator Paul Davis [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fishing, Recreational
by Bumgarner, Sheila, Hegyi, Laura. With a primary season stretching from spring through fall and practically no age, gender, or economic barriers to its enjoyment, fishing is one of the most popular outdoor sports in North Carolina. [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Football
by Sumner, Jim L. Football is an exceptionally popular sport in North Carolina at the high school, college, and professional level. The first colleges to field football teams in the state were Trinity College (later [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gabriel, Roman
by Case, Steven. A Wilmington native, Roman Gabriel attracted national interest during his quarterback days at N. C. State University, where he was twice recognized as an All-American. In 1962 Gabriel's [...] (from NCpedia.)
Golf
by Sumner, Jim L. North Carolina's mild climate and varied landscape have helped make golf an extremely popular and profitable sport in North Carolina. Early forms of golf were played in colonial North Carolina, but [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)

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