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History of Raleigh

Raleigh (/ˈrɑːli/; RAH-lee)[6] is the capital of the state of North Carolina and the seat of Wake County in the United States. Raleigh is the second-largest city in the state, after Charlotte. Raleigh is known as the “City of Oaks” for its many oak trees, which line the streets in the heart of the city.[7] The city covers a land area of 142.8 square miles (370 km2). The U.S. Census Bureau estimated the city’s […]

Family Dollar Stores

Family Dollar is an American variety store chain. With over 8,000 locations in all states except Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington, it is the second largest retailer of its type in the United States. Family Dollar was headquartered in Matthews, a suburb of Charlotte, North Carolina, until it was acquired by Dollar Tree and headquarters operations were moved to Chesapeake, Virginia. [1] In June 2014, activist investor and major shareholder[2] Carl Icahn demanded that […]

North Mecklenburg High School

North Mecklenburg High School is a high school in Huntersville, in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Founded in 1951, it was integrated in the 1960s. With over 3000 students, it had the largest student body in North Carolina during the 2005–2006 school year. The principal is Amy Dellinger. The school mascot is the Viking, and the school colors are royal blue, red, and white. North Mecklenburg […]

Jeff Burton

Jeffrey Tyler Burton (born June 29, 1967), nicknamed “The Mayor”,[1] is an American former professional stock car racing driver and current racing commentator. He scored 21 career victories in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, including two Coca-Cola 600s in 1999 and 2001 and the 1999 Southern 500. He currently serves as a color commentator for NBC Sports, having joined them upon their return to […]

Charlotte Hornets

The Charlotte Hornets are an American professional basketball team based in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Hornets compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA), as a member of the league’s Eastern Conference Southeast Division. The team is largely owned by retired NBA player Michael Jordan, who acquired controlling interest in the team in 2010.[8][9] The Hornets play their home games at the Spectrum Center in Uptown Charlotte. The original Hornets franchise was established in 1988 as […]

Tom Constanten of the Grateful Dead

Tom Constanten (born March 19, 1944, Long Branch, New Jersey, United States) is an American keyboardist, best known for playing with Grateful Dead from 1968 to 1970. He currently Lives in Charlotte NC. He has two children, Clarissa and Jeffrey. In 2012, he recovered from a heart attack.[18] On August 16, 2016, Constanten reported on Facebook that he was in the hospital […]

Neighborhoods in Charlotte

Charlotte has 199 neighborhoods radiating in all directions from Uptown.[32] Biddleville, the primary historic center of Charlotte’s African American community, is west of Uptown, starting at the Johnson C. Smith University campus and extending to the airport.[33] East of The Plaza and north of Central Avenue, Plaza-Midwood is known for its international population, including Eastern Europeans, Greeks, Middle-Easterners, and Hispanics.[34] North Tryon and the Sugar Creek area […]

Chapel Hill City Government

Chapel Hill uses a council-manager form of government. The community elects a mayor and eight council members. Mayors serve two-year terms, and council members serve staggered four-year terms. Mayor Pam Hemminger, a former board of education member, was elected in 2015 and re-elected in 2017.[17] She defeated incumbent Mark Kleinschmidt, who in 2009 had been elected the first openly gay […]

James Taylor

James Vernon Taylor was born at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on March 12, 1948, where his father, Isaac M. Taylor, worked as a resident physician.[5][6] His father came from a wealthy Scottish family from the South;[5] however, part of his ancestral roots are deep in Massachusetts Bay Colony and include Edmund Rice, one of the founders of Sudbury, Massachusetts.[7] His mother, the former Gertrude Woodard (1921–2015), studied singing with Marie Sundelius at […]