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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M2 EQUITYBITES-November 24, 2017-JES, Tar Heel Basement Systems Merge to Expand Services in North Carolina
Coach Smith stopped recruiting me,' he said, referring to former Tar Heel coach Dean Smith.
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 company said Friday it would not be pressured into recognizing a union at its Tar Heel, North Carolina pork processing plant without a vote by its employees.
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.
Carolina Cold Storage has announced the expansion of its Tar Heel, NC facility which is located on Highway 87 approximately 20 miles southeast of Fayetteville, NC.
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).