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Broadwick, Tiny
by Roberson, Elizabeth Whitley. North Carolina was the site of the first powered airplane flight in 1903. In 1913, only ten years later, a native North Carolinian became the first woman to make a parachute jump from an [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Card, Wilbur Wade
by Green, C. Sylvester. His preparatory schooling included attendance at the Franklinton Classical and Military Institute and at the Raleigh Male Academy. At both institutions his scholastic record showed superior grades, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, 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.)
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.)
Emerson, Isaac Edward
by Blackburn, George T., II. Isaac Edward Emerson, chemist, manufacturer, sportsman, and philanthropist, was born in Orange County, the son of Robert J. Emerson, a farmer, and his wife, Cornelia Lewis Hudson of Wake County. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, 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.)
Graves, Ernest
by Caldwell, Martha B. Graves, Ernest by Martha B. Caldwell, 1986 27 Mar. 1880–9 June [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hamm, Mia
by Case, Steven. Marial Margaret "Mia" Hamm by Steven Case, 2010. March 17, 1972 - A native of Alabama, Mia Hamm made her mark in North Carolina during her years with the UNC women's soccer team (1989-94). She [...] (from NCpedia.)
Hobbs, Allan Wilson
by Hood, Henry. Allan Wilson Hobbs, educator, was born in Greensboro, the son of Dr. Lewis Lyndon Hobbs, president of Guilford College, and Mary Mendenhall Hobbs. His brother Lewis Lyndon, Jr., became a surgeon in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hunter, James "Catfish"
by Case, Steven. The story of James Augustus Hunter reads like a Hollywood script. Born the last of eight children in Perquimans County, North Carolina, Jim Hunter rose to superstar status in baseball while [...] (from NCpedia.)
Jordan, Michael
by Case, Steven. Michael Jordan may have been born in Brooklyn, but North Carolina claims him as one of our own. The Jordan family moved to North Carolina when Michael Jordan was very small and he grew up in [...] (from NCpedia.)
Justice, Charlie "Choo Choo"
by Case, Steven. After the war, Justice chose to play for UNC, though many other college and professional teams vied for his talents. From 1946-49, the Tar Heels had a record of 39-9-2, went to 3 bowl games, and even [...] (from NCpedia.)
Leonard, Sugar Ray
by Case, Steven. The 1976 Olympic Gold Medalist in boxing, Sugar Ray Leonard is a native North Carolinian from Wilmington and was boxing's Fighter of the Decade in the 1980s. During his career Leonard won an [...] (from NCpedia.)
Lyon, George Leonidas
by Flannagan, Clara Hamlett Robertson. George Leonidas Lyon, sportsman and world champion trapshooter, was born in Durham, the second son of Robert E. and Mary Duke Lyon. His paternal grandfather was Zachariah Inge Lyon, pioneer tobacco [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McDonald, Angus Morris (Monk)
by Sumner, Jim L. Angus Morris (Monk) McDonald, college athlete and physician, was born and raised in Charlotte, the son of Angus Morris, Sr., and Ann Howard McDonald. His father was founder of the Southern Real [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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