North Carolinians

Celebrities born or citizens of North Carolina, my hometown.
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“ Born in Garner, NC. ” - dongding8087
Michael Jordan
Michael Jeffrey Jordan was born in Brookyln, New York on February 17, 1963. He was the fourth of five children born to James and Deloris. James Jordan was a mechanic and Deloris Jordan was a bank teller. Soon after Michael's birth, James and Deloris felt that the streets of Brooklyn were unsafe to raise a family, so they moved the family to Wilmington, North Carolina...
“ Born in Brooklyn, NY. Played for the NC Bobcats, went to college at the University of Chapel Hill in NC, and was a member of the Tar Heels. ” - dongding8087
David Brinkley
Brinkley hosted This Week with David Brinkley from 1982 until his retirement in 1997. In 1992, he won a Peabody Award for his report on the 50th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. As a news analyst, Brinkley was known for his terse, biting comments and his dry wit.
“ Born in Wilmington, NC. ” - dongding8087
“ Born in Charlotte, NC. ” - dongding8087
Nicholas Sparks
Writer, The Notebook
Nicholas Sparks was born on December 31, 1965 in Omaha, Nebraska. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1988 and is one of the more critically-acclaimed authors of the past 5 years. He is the author of 5 best-selling books, including "The Notebook" and "The Rescue". Four of his books, Message in a Bottle...
“ Born in Omaha, Nebraska. Has been living in New Bern, NC since 1989. ” - dongding8087
“ Born in Pollocksville, NC. ” - dongding8087
“ Born in La Grange, NC. ” - dongding8087
George Grizzard
In retrospect, he was considered an actor's actor to be sure. Renowned theater performer George Grizzard would make his biggest impact under the Tony-winning Broadway lights in a career spanning over five decades. Born an only child on April 1, 1928, in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, George Cooper Grizzard...
“ Born in Roanoake Rapids, NC. ” - dongding8087
Andy Griffith
Andy Griffith is best known for his starring roles in two very popular television series, The Andy Griffith Show and Matlock. Griffith earned a degree in music from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In the 1950s, he became a regular on The Ed Sullivan Show and The Steve Allen Plymouth Show. He was featured in the Broadway play "No Time for Sergeants" (1955) for which he received a Tony nomination...
“ Born in Mount Airy, NC. ” - dongding8087
“ Born in Fayetteville, NC. ” - dongding8087
“ Born in Cameron, NC. ” - dongding8087