30 Awesome Famous People You Had No Idea Were From North Carolina

North Carolina’s got a lot. Including, a lot of famous people and public figures born right here in the good ol’ Tarheel state. Here are thirty famous people from North Carolina who forever made their mark in the spotlight.

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Honorable Mention-Maya Angelou, James Taylor and Michael Jordan. While these people were not ‘born’ in NC their legacy is felt and known throughout the state.

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