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Succeeding peoples, including those of the ancient Mississippian culture established by 1000 AD in the Piedmont, continued to build or add on to such mounds add something


Woodland-culture Native Americans were in the area around 1000 BCE; starting around 750 CE, Mississippian-culture Indians created larger political units with stronger leadership and more stable, longer-term settlements add something


So many ships have been lost off Cape Hatteras that the area is known as the "Graveyard of the Atlantic"; more than 1,000 ships have sunk in these waters since records began in 1526 add something


Records of Hernando de Soto attested to his meeting with them in 1540 add something


By 1550, many groups of American Indians lived in present-day North Carolina, including Chowanoke, Roanoke, Pamlico, Machapunga, Coree, Cape Fear Indians, Waxhaw, Waccamaw, and Catawba add something


In 1567 Captain Juan Pardo led an expedition to claim the area for the Spanish colony and to establish another route to protect silver mines in Mexico add something


In the spring of 1568, natives killed all but one of the soldiers and burned the six forts in the interior, including the one at Fort San Juan add something


Raleigh established two colonies on the coast in the late 1580s, but both failed add something


A later expedition by Philip Amadas and Arthur Barlowe followed in 1584, at the direction of Sir Walter Raleigh add something


In 1584, Elizabeth I granted a charter to Sir Walter Raleigh, for whom the state capital is named, for land in present-day North Carolina add something


Virginia Dare, the first English child to be born in North America, was born on Roanoke Island on August 18, 1587; Dare County is named for her add something


As early as 1650, settlers from the Virginia colony moved into the area of Albemarle Sound add something


He settled south of the Chowan River and east of the Great Dismal Swamp in 1655 add something


During the same period, the English monarch Charles II gave the province to the Lords Proprietors, a group of noblemen who had helped restore Charles to the throne in 1660 add something


By 1663, King Charles II of England granted a charter to start a new colony on the North American continent; it generally established North Carolina's borders add something


By 1665, a second charter was issued to attempt to resolve territorial questions add something


In the 1700s, a series of smallpox epidemics swept the South, causing high fatalities among the Native Americans, who had no immunity to the new disease add something


In 1710, owing to disputes over governance, the Carolina colony began to split into North Carolina and South Carolina add something


In 1712, North Carolina became a separate colony add something


Pirates menaced the coastal settlements, but by 1718 the pirates had been captured and killed add something


The most famous of these is the "Queen Anne's Revenge" , which went aground in Beaufort Inlet in 1718 add something


In June 1718, the pirate Blackbeard ran his flagship, the "Queen Anne's Revenge", aground at Beaufort Inlet, North Carolina, in present-day Carteret County add something


During colonial times, Edenton served as the state capital beginning in 1722, and New Bern was selected as the capital in 1766 add something


The latter became a crown colony in 1729 add something


The northern and southern parts of the original province separated in 1729 add something


According to the historian Russell Thornton, "The 1738 epidemic was said to have killed one-half of the Cherokee, with other tribes of the area suffering equally add something


Griffith Rutherford - Around 1753, he moved to Rowan County, North Carolina Colony, and bought a tract of land about seven miles from Salisbury, North Carolina, the first of several land purchases he made during the 1750s


Griffith Rutherford - He is listed as a member of the North Carolina General Assembly in 1766, a sheriff and justice of the peace of Rowan County from 1767 to 1769, and a tax collector


Construction of Tryon Palace, which served as the residence and offices of the provincial governor William Tryon, began in 1767 and was completed in 1771 add something


On April 12, 1776, the colony became the first to instruct its delegates to the Continental Congress to vote for independence from the British Crown, through the Halifax Resolves passed by the North Carolina Provincial Congress add something


John Sitgreaves - He was a clerk to the North Carolina State Senate from 1777 to 1779, a member of the Board of Auditors for Public and Private Accounts in 1779, and a commissioner at for Sale of Confiscated Properties in 1780


Benjamin Hawkins - He returned home, where he was elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 1778


Benjamin Cleveland - He was elected to the North Carolina House of Commons in 1778 and to the North Carolina Senate in 1779


Alexander Martin - In 1778, while still recuperating from his military service, Martin was elected to the North Carolina Senate


This decision would result in Cornwallis' eventual defeat at Yorktown, Virginia, later in 1781 add something


Following General Daniel Morgan's victory over the British Cavalry Commander Banastre Tarleton at the Battle of Cowpens on January 17, 1781, southern commander Nathanael Greene led British Lord Charles Cornwallis across the heartland of North Carolina, and away from the latter's base of supply in Charleston, South Carolina add something


In the Battle of Cowan's Ford, Cornwallis met resistance along the banks of the Catawba River at Cowan's Ford on February 1, 1781, in an attempt to engage General Morgan's forces during a tactical withdrawal add something


Generals Greene and Cornwallis finally met at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse in present-day Greensboro on March 15, 1781 add something


John Sitgreaves - He was elected to the North Carolina House of Commons in 1784, serving as a Delegate from North Carolina to the Continental Congress from 1784 to 1785


In 1788 Raleigh was chosen as the site of the new capital, as its central location protected it from coastal attacks add something


Many Carolinian frontiersmen had moved west over the mountains, into the Washington District , but in 1789, following the Revolution, the state was persuaded to relinquish its claim to the western lands add something


On November 21, 1789, North Carolina became the twelfth state to ratify the Constitution add something


Officially established in 1792 as both county seat and state capital, the city was named after Sir Walter Raleigh, sponsor of Roanoke, the "lost colony" on Roanoke Island add something


Alexander Martin - In 1799, Martin, having lost the support of North Carolina Federalists, was voted out of the Senate


After 1800, cotton and tobacco became important export crops add something


Alexander Martin - He returned to the North Carolina General Assembly in 1804, and in 1805 again became Speaker of the North Carolina Senate


By 1810, nearly 3 percent of the free population consisted of free people of color, who numbered slightly more than 10,000 add something


James K. Polk - In January 1816, he transferred and was admitted into the University of North Carolina as a second-semester sophomore.


After Nat Turner's slave uprising in 1831, North Carolina and other southern states reduced the rights of free blacks add something


Hezekiah G. Spruill - Spruill was the mayor of and a planter in Plymouth in Washington County, North Carolina, during the Civil War. He had been appointed in 1832 as General of the Militia for the troops of the Albemarle Region of North Carolina


Free African Americans were allowed to vote until 1835, when the state revoked their suffrage in restrictions following the slave rebellion of 1831 led by Nat Turner add something


In 1835 the legislature withdrew their right to vote add something


Thomas Lanier Clingman - Clingman was elected to the North Carolina State house of commons in 1835


Alfred Dockery - Dockery was a member of the State constitutional convention in 1835, and afterwards served in the North Carolina State Senate from 1836 to 1844


Nathaniel Macon - He was president of the North Carolina Constitutional Convention of 1835


Walter Gwynn - He was Superintendent and Chief Engineer of the Wilmington and Raleigh, North Carolina Railroad in North Carolina from 1836 to 1840; during this period, he conducted surveys for several other railroad and canal projects in Florida, North Carolina, and Virginia


In 1840, it completed the state capitol building in Raleigh, still standing today add something


Thomas Lanier Clingman - He was a member of the North Carolina State senate in 1840


Daniel Harvey Hill - On November 2, 1848, he married Isabella Morrison, who was the daughter of Robert Hall Morrison, a Presbyterian minister and the first president of Davidson College, and through her mother, a niece of North Carolina Governor William Alexander Graham


In 1849 the North Carolina Railroad was created by act of the legislature to extend that railroad west to Greensboro, High Point, and Charlotte add something


Dorothea Dix - In 1849, when the North Carolina State Medical Society was formed, the construction of an institution in the capital, Raleigh, North Carolina , for the care of mentally ill patients was authorized


Joseph J. Davis - He graduated from the law department of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1850 and was admitted to the bar the same year, commencing practice in Oxford, North Carolina and later Louisburg, North Carolina


Walter Gwynn - In 1850, Gwynn was hired by the North Carolina Rail Road Company as Chief Engineer "Employed on the Surveys and Location of the North Carolina Rail Road, from the commencement of operations to the completion of the location


Walter Gwynn - Between 1853 and 1855, he conducted surveys for the Atlantic & North Carolina Railroad and the Western North Carolina Railroad; and from 1848 to 1855 he was the chief engineer of the Wilmington & Manchester Railroad


Charles Manly Stedman - Born in Pittsboro, North Carolina, Stedman moved to Fayetteville, North Carolina, North Carolina with his parents in 1853 where he attended Pittsboro and Donaldson Academies and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1861


Daniel Harvey Hill - In 1854, he joined the faculty of Davidson College, North Carolina, and was, in 1859, made superintendent of the North Carolina Military Institute of Charlotte


Walter Gwynn - Gwynn supervised construction of the North Carolina Railroad until it was completed in early 1856


In 1860 only one North Carolina town, the port city of Wilmington, had a population of more than 10,000 add something


North Carolina was known as a 'Slave State' by 1860, in which one-third of the population was enslaved add something


Sion Hart Rogers - American Civil War - During the American Civil War, he served in the Confederate States Army as a lieutenant in the Fourteenth Regiment of North Carolina State Troops in 1861; was commissioned colonel of the Forty-seventh North Carolina Infantry April 8, 1862, and resigned January 5, 1863, upon being elected attorney general of the State of North Carolina


Matt Whitaker Ransom - After serving as North Carolina Attorney General and as a member of the North Carolina General Assembly, he was chosen as one of the three commissioners from North Carolina to the Confederate government at Montgomery, Alabama , Alabama in 1861


William R. Cox - With North Carolina's secession and the outbreak of the Civil War in early 1861, Cox raised and outfitted the "Ellis Artillery Company


Rufus Barringer - When North Carolina seceded from the Union in May 1861, Barringers first loyalty was to his state, even though he'd been opposed to secession


Bryan Grimes - He resigned from the commission after the passage of the Ordinance of Secession and joined the Confederate Army as the major of the newly formed 4th North Carolina Infantry on May 16, 1861


On May 20, 1861, North Carolina was the last of the Confederate states to declare secession from the Union, 13 days after the Tennessee legislature voted for secession add something


The first Confederate soldier to be killed in the Civil War was Private Henry Wyatt from North Carolina, in the Battle of Big Bethel in June 1861 add something


Daniel Harvey Hill - Battle of Big Bethel - At the outbreak of the Civil War, D.H. Hill was made colonel of the 1st North Carolina Infantry, at the head of which he won the Battle of Big Bethel, near Fort Monroe, Virginia, on June 10, 1861


Joseph Carter Abbott - He was elected to the United States Senate that same year, representing North Carolina in that body for the first time since July 1861, when the state's two senators were expelled following the North Carolina's secession from the Union


Ambrose Burnside - Burnside commanded the Coast Division, or North Carolina Expeditionary Force—three brigades assembled in Annapolis, Maryland , Maryland, which formed the nucleus for his future IX Corps—and the Department of North Carolina, from September 1861 until July 1862


Elected in 1862, Governor Zebulon Baird Vance tried to maintain state autonomy against Confederate President Jefferson Davis in Richmond add something


Two additional Union Army regiments were raised in the coastal areas of the state, which were occupied by Union forces in 1862 and 1863 add something


Nathan George Evans - Evans' Brigade participated in the battles of Second Manassas, South Mountain and Antietam in 1862 and was assigned to Eastern North Carolina to oppose a major Union raid on Kinston, North Carolina and Goldsboro, North Carolina


Laurence S. Baker - Peninsula Campaign - He became the lieutenant colonel of the 1st North Carolina Cavalry, and was promoted to colonel on March 1, 1862, leading the cavalry regiment in the 1862 Peninsula Campaign


Bryan Grimes - On June 19, 1862, Grimes was promoted to the rank of colonel and given command of the 4th North Carolina Infantry, now part of the Army of Northern Virginia


Archibald C. Godwin - He was transferred to the front taking the colonelcy of the 57th North Carolina $Infantry on July 17, 1862


Alfred Moore Scales - Soon after the call for troops from Washington he volunteered as a private in the North Carolina service, but was at once elected captain of his company, H of the 13th North Carolina Infantry Regiment, and was elected to succeeded General William Dorsey Pender as colonel on November 14, 1862


Laurence S. Baker - He commanded the North Carolina Junior Reserves from 1864 until 1865, a predominantly recruiting and desk position


Braxton Bragg - In October 1864, President Davis sent Bragg to assume temporary command of the defenses of Wilmington, North Carolina, North Carolina, and his responsibility was soon increased at the recommendation of Robert E. Lee to include all of the Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia


William F. Lynch - Later in command of ships in North Carolina waters, he commanded southern forces during the Union attack on Fort Fisher, North Carolina, in December 1864 and January 1865


The largest battle fought in North Carolina was at Bentonville, which was a futile attempt by Confederate General Joseph Johnston to slow Union General William Tecumseh Sherman's advance through the Carolinas in the spring of 1865 add something


With the defeat of the Confederacy in 1865, the Reconstruction Era began add something


Tom Dula - Dula served as a private in Company K in the 42nd North Carolina Infantry Regiment until the war ended in 1865


North Carolina's port city of Wilmington was the last Confederate port to fall to the Union, in February 1865, after the Union won the nearby Second Battle of Fort Fisher, its major defense downriver add something


John Schofield - Ordered to operate with Sherman in North Carolina, Schofield moved his corps by rail and sea to Fort Fisher, North Carolina, in 17 days, occupied Wilmington on February 22, 1865, fought the action at Kinston on March 10, and on March 23, joined Sherman at Goldsboro, North Carolina


At Appomattox Court House in Virginia in April 1865, the 75th North Carolina Regiment, a cavalry unit, fired the last shots of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in the Civil War. For many years, North Carolinians proudly boasted that they had been "First at Bethel, Farthest at Gettysburg and Chickamauga, and Last at Appomattox add something


In April 1865, after losing the Battle of Morrisville, Johnston surrendered to Sherman at Bennett Place, in what is today Durham add something


William Holland Thomas - By May 1865, the main Confederate armies has surrendered and Union soldiers controlled Waynesville and the rest of Western North Carolina


Sion Hart Rogers - Rogers served as North Carolina Attorney General until 1866


Joseph J. Davis - Davis was a member of the North Carolina House of Representatives from 1868 to 1870 and was elected a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives in 1874, serving from 1875 to 1881


The white conservative Democrats regained control of the state legislature in 1870, in part by Ku Klux Klan violence and terrorism at the polls, to suppress black voting add something


Winston-Salem is the birthplace of R. J. Reynolds ! Tobacco Company , founded by R. J. Reynolds in 1874 as one of 16 tobacco companies in the town add something


Rufus Barringer - Barringer was a delegate to the 1875 North Carolina Constitutional Convention


More than 150 black Americans were murdered in electoral violence in 1876 add something


Republicans were elected to the governorship until 1876, when the Red Shirts, a paramilitary organization that arose in 1874 and was allied with the Democratic Party, helped suppress black voting add something


Abraham Watkins Venable - He died in Oxford, North Carolina in 1876 and was interred at Shiloh Presbyterian Churchyard in Granville County, North Carolina


Rufus Barringer - He retired from his law practice in 1884 and became a writer, authoring a history of the 9th North Carolina Cavalry


Charles Manly Stedman - He was elected the fifth Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina in 1884, serving from 1885 to 1889, and unsuccessfully ran for the Democratic nomination for Governor of North Carolina in 1888


Joseph J. Davis - Afterwards, he resumed practicing law, was appointed an associate justice in the North Carolina Supreme Court in 1887 and was elected to the position in 1888


Charles Manly Stedman - He moved to Asheville, North Carolina, North Carolina in 1891 and to Greensboro, North Carolina, North Carolina in 1898, continuing to practice law


In 1896 a biracial, Populist-Republican Fusionist coalition gained the governor's office add something


The Democrats regained control of the legislature in 1896 and passed laws to impose Jim Crow and racial segregation of public facilities add something


In the Wilmington Insurrection of 1898, more than 1,500 white men attacked the black newspaper and neighborhood, killed numerous men, and ran off the white Republican mayor and aldermen add something


Pepsi-Cola was first produced in 1898 in New Bern add something


Political tensions ran so high that a small group of white Democrats in 1898 planned to take over the Wilmington government if their candidates were not elected add something


In 1899 the state legislature passed a new constitution, with requirements for poll taxes and literacy tests for voter registration which disenfranchised most black Americans in the state add something


Charles Manly Stedman - Stedman served as a trustee of the University of North Carolina from 1899 to 1915, was president of the North Carolina Bar Association from 1900 to 1901, was again an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of North Carolina in 1903-04, and was director and president of the North Carolina Railroad from 1909 to 1910


The state was the site of the first successful controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air flight, by the Wright brothers, near Kitty Hawk on December 17, 1903 add something


By 1914 it was selling 425 million packs of Camels a year add something


Robert L. Blackwell - Robert's father received the medal May 6, 1919, from North Carolina Governor Thomas Bickett in a ceremony in the North Carolina State Capitol


Musicians such as the North Carolina Ramblers helped solidify the sound of country music in the late 1920s, while the influential bluegrass musician Doc Watson hailed from North Carolina add something


Sam Ervin - Even before he had received his degree, Democrats in Burke County, North Carolina had nominated him in absentia for the North Carolina House of Representatives, to which he was elected in 1922, 1924, and 1930


Popular pickle brand Mount Olive Pickle Company was founded in Mount Olive in 1926 add something


Charles R. Jonas - He was editor-in-chief of the North Carolina Law Review from 1927 to 1928 and a member of the Order of the Coif


Charles R. Jonas - In September 1940 he was called to active service as a member of the North Carolina National Guard


Published biennially by the Department of the Secretary of State since 1941 add something


Charles R. Jonas - During World War II he had an extensive military career, serving in the United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps, rising rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel in 1945, and in the Judge Advocate General Corps of the North Carolina National Guard as a brigadier general


Charles R. Jonas - He was a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, serving as president, 1946-1957 and on the North Carolina Board of Law Examiners, 1948-1949


Terry Sanford - Sanford later served as a company commander with the rank of captain in Company K of 119th Infantry Regiment of the North Carolina Army National Guard from 1948 to 1960


Frank Porter Graham - Graham faced two opponents in the 1950 Democratic primary, including former Senator Robert R. Reynolds and former Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives Willis Smith


Sam Ervin - Ervin was serving as an associate justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court when he was appointed in June 1954 by Governor William B. Umstead to fill the U.S. Senate seat of Clyde Hoey, who had died in office


John Ehle - From 1963-1964, Ehle served as special assistant to North Carolina Governor Terry Sanford, an appointment Sanford often called his "one man think tank


James Taylor grew up around Chapel Hill, and his 1968 song "Carolina in My Mind" has been called an unofficial anthem for the state add something


Eric L. Clay - Born in Durham, North Carolina, North Carolina, Clay earned a bachelor's degree Phi Beta Kappa from the University of North Carolina in 1969 and a J.D. in 1972 from Yale Law School, where he was a classmate of future president Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton


By the 1970s, spurred in part by the increasingly leftward tilt of national Democrats, conservative whites began to vote for Republican national candidates and gradually for more Republicans locally add something


James A. Beaty, Jr. - He received a B.A. from Western Carolina University in 1971 and a J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 1974


Lefler and Newsome, A large revolt happened in the state in 1711 known as Cary's Rebellion add something


Started in 1973, the chain was founded in Fayetteville, with headquarters located in Raleigh add something


Additionally, the state has hosted the NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four on two occasions, in Greensboro in 1974 and in Charlotte in 1994 add something


Cass Ballenger - A plastics executive in his hometown of Hickory, North Carolina, Ballenger had previously served in the North Carolina State House of Representatives from 1974 until 1976, and the North Carolina State Senate from 1976 until 1986


John Edwards - Edwards graduated with high honors earning a bachelor's degree in textile technology in 1974, and later earned his Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina School of Law with honors


James A. Beaty, Jr. - He entered private practice in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, North Carolina in 1974, and in 1981 he became a judge of the Superior Court of Forsyth County, North Carolina, a position he held until 1994


Thad Stem, Jr. - He was honored with the North Carolina Award for Literature in 1974


Bernard Kerik - In July 1974, he enlisted in the United States Army and received a General Educational Development certificate from the State of North Carolina while assigned to Fort Bragg, North Carolina


Since Southern Democrat Jimmy Carter's comfortable victory in the state in 1976, the state had consistently leaned Republican in presidential elections until Democrat Barack Obama narrowly won the state in 2008 add something


Bo Rein - When Holtz moved on to New York Jets of the NFL in 1976, Rein became the youngest college football head coach upon his hiring by North Carolina State


A 16th-century journal by Pardo's scribe Bandera and archaeological findings since 1986 at Joara have confirmed the settlement add something


Cass Ballenger - A Republican, he represented North Carolina's 10th Congressional district, centered in North Carolina's foothills, in the United States House of Representatives from 1986 to 2005


Junius Daniel - Vol. 2, D–G. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1986


Elevation adjusted to North American Vertical Datum of 1988 add something


Louise W. Flanagan - Following law school graduation, Flanagan as a law clerk for federal judge Malcolm Howard in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina from 1988 to 1989 before becoming a private practice attorney first, in the District of Columbia from 1989 to 1990 and in North Carolina from 1990 to 1999


Roy Williams (coach) - In 1988, Williams left North Carolina and became the head coach of the University of Kansas Jayhawks, replacing former North Carolina assistant and UCLA head coach Larry Brown, who had taken the position as head coach of the NBA's San Antonio Spurs


Cook Out, a popular fast-food chain featuring burgers, hot dogs, and milkshakes in a wide variety of flavors, was founded in Greensboro in 1989 and has begun expanding outside of North Carolina add something


Braxton Bragg - Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1989


Benjamin Huger (general) - Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1989


In the 1990s, Charlotte became a major regional and national banking center add something


In the 1990s, Democrat Bill Clinton came within a point of winning the state in 1992 and only narrowly lost the state in 1996 add something


It was not until 1992 that another African American was elected as a US Representative from North Carolina add something


Benjamin McCulloch - Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1993


George S. Greene - Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1993


In 1996 Intersal, Inc., a private firm, discovered the remains of a vessel likely to be the "Queen Anne's Revenge", which was added to the US National Register of Historic Places add something


Thomas Dixon, Jr. - " Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1996


William Tecumseh Sherman - Brooks D. Simpson and J.V. Berlin, University of North Carolina Press, 1999,


James A. Beaty, Jr. - On August 5, 1999, President Bill Clinton nominated Wynn, an African American judge on the North Carolina Court of Appeals, to replace Beaty as his nominee for the open North Carolina seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit


In the early 2000s, Republican George W. Bush easily won the state by over 12 points, but by 2008, demographic shifts, population growth, and increased liberalization in heavily populated areas such as the Research Triangle, Charlotte, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Fayetteville, and Asheville, propelled Barack Obama to victory in North Carolina, the first Democrat to win the state since 1976 add something


Alfred Iverson, Jr. - Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2000


Mike Easley - In 2000, Easley ran to succeed the term-limited Hunt as Governor of North Carolina.


Science, technology, engineering, and math industries in the area surrounding North Carolina's capital have grown 17,9 percent since 2001, placing Raleigh-Cary at No. 5 among the 51 largest metro areas in the country where technology is booming add something


Braxton Bragg - Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2001


Alfred Iverson, Jr. - Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2001


Sam Ervin - Another grandson, Robert C. Ervin, was elected in 2002 as a North Carolina Superior Court Judge for District 25A.


Louise W. Flanagan - On the recommendation of North Carolina Senator Elizabeth Dole, Flanagan was nominated to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina by President George W. Bush on January 29, 2003 to a seat vacated by James Carroll Fox


Reggie White - On the morning of December 26, 2004, White was rushed from his home in Cornelius, North Carolina, North Carolina, to a nearby hospital in Huntersville, North Carolina, North Carolina, where he was pronounced dead


Sam Ervin - His grandson, Sam J. Ervin, IV, was elected in 2008 to the North Carolina Court of Appeals


Another , a nuclear attack submarine, was commissioned in Wilmington, North Carolina, on May 3, 2008 add something


In 2009, the board's chairman became the "chief executive officer" for the state's school system add something


John Coltrane - Coltrane was inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame in 2009


Thelonious Monk - Monk was inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame in 2009


Max Roach - Roach was inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame in 2009


Nina Simone - Simone was inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame in 2009


According to one estimate, one-half of North Carolina's 100 counties have lost population since 2010, primarily due to the poor economy in many of North Carolina's rural areas add something


As of 2010 the Southern Baptist Church was the biggest denomination, with 4,241 churches and 1,513,000 members; the second largest was the United Methodist Church, with 660,000 members and 1,923 churches add something


North Carolina's party loyalties have undergone a series of important shifts in the last few years: While the 2010 midterms saw Tar Heel voters elect a bicameral Republican majority legislature for the first time in over a century, North Carolina has become a Southern swing state in presidential races add something


The state's racial composition in the 2010 Census: add something


In 2011, the civilian labor force was at around 4,5 million with employment near 4,1 million add something


Bob Etheridge - On February 1, 2011, Governor Bev Perdue announced her appointment of Etheridge as head of the North Carolina Office of Economic Recovery and Investment, replacing Dempsey Benton, which oversees funds to the state from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009


However, Republican Mitt Romney ultimately eked out a 2-point win in North Carolina, the only 2012 swing state that Obama lost, and one of only two states to flip from Obama in 2008 to the GOP in 2012 add something


In 2012, North Carolina was again considered a competitive swing state, with the Democrats even holding their 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte add something


In 2012, the state elected a Republican Governor and Lieutenant Governor for the first time in more than two decades, while giving the Republicans veto-proof majorities in both the State House of Representatives and the State Senate add something


G. K. Butterfield - In April 2012, Butterfield accompanied President Obama to speak at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to speak about extending the current interest rates on federal loan program for many undergraduate students.


According to a Forbes article written in 2013 Employment in the "Old North State" has gained many different industry sectors add something


In 2013 Charlotte Douglas International Airport ranked as the 23rd busiest airport in the world add something


In the 2014 mid-term elections, Republican David Rouzer won the state's seventh congressional district seat, increasing the congressional delegation party split to 10-3 in favor of the GOP. add something


Fantasia Barrino - On February 26, 2014, it was announced that Barrino will be inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame on October 16, 2014


In 2016, the US Census Bureau released 2015 population estimate counts for North Carolina's counties add something


Braxton Bragg - University of North Carolina Press, 2016


Betty Lynn - On August 30, 2016, then-North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory granted and North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest presented Lynn with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, the highest civilian honor in North Carolina


In 2017, the US Census Bureau released 2016 population estimate counts for North Carolina's cities with populations above 70,000 add something


Mike McIntyre - In 2017, McIntyre worked with the North Carolina Bar Association to develop the Youth Leadership Challenge program which provides opportunities for civic engagement and community leadership to high school students


In 2018, North Carolina was ranked number one on Forbes' Best States for Business ranking for a second year in a row add something


Mike McIntyre - In June 2018, McIntyre was the recipient of The Chief Justice I. Bevery Lake Jr. Public Service *award given by the North Carolina Bar Association, honoring his commitment to public service throughout his life


This case reached the United States Supreme Court in March 2019, which heard a related partisan gerrymandering case from Maryland add something