Tar Heel

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Tar Heel

or Tar·heel  (tär′hēl′)
A native or resident of North Carolina.

[Perhaps from the tar that was once a major product of the state.]

Tar′ Heel`

a native or inhabitant of North Carolina (used as a nickname).
[1860–65, Amer.]
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Tim Breedlove, the Charlotte-based trustee of the trust that bears the late coach's name, said Thursday that letters were sent earlier this month to each of the players who lettered for Smith's Tar Heel teams -- about 180 in all.
David is a North Carolina Tar Heel, having been born and raised not far from the University of North Carolina (UNC) and then attending UNC, and continuing his support of the Tar Heel football and basketball programs.
Tar Heel Re is sponsored by North Carolina Joint Underwriting Association and North Carolina Insurance Underwriting Association (NCJUA/IUA) and was also upsized from its initial target of $250 million.
Woody Durham: A Tar Heel Voice is the true-life story of Woody Durham, who served for forty years as "the voice of the Tar Heels", that is, the play-by-play radio announcer for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, especially their football and basketball games.
I know this applies to the University of North Carolina, but it could also easily apply to natives and residents of our great state: "I am Tar Heel born and Tar Heel bred.
The Tar Heel State: A History of North Carolina, by Milton Ready.
The coach's well-rehearsed response is, "That is the last Tar Heel who didn't pass fitness.
This comment is apropos to any discussion of charter school research, especially recent findings from Robert Bifulco and Helen Ladd ("Results from the Tar Heel State," research, Fall 2005).
FROM THE TAR HEEL STATE TO THE BIG APPLE, the fall show season kicks off this week in earnest as retailers and exhibitors seek a balance between exciting new merchandise and challenging economic conditions.
University of North Carolina (UNC) student newspaper the Daily Tar Heel reported last week that the school has begun using biodiesel in buses operating in its Point to Point (P2P) Campus Shuttle Service.
Featuring a different lineup each year, this performance caravan crisscrosses the Tar Heel State from September through February, stopping in six major cities and featuring the work of eight touring companies, plus additional performances by local artists at each stop.
The most compelling essay in How Race is Lived in America describes the horrific working conditions of a slaughterhouse in Tar Heel, North Carolina.