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1. Tyler Hansbrough: One of the most venerated basketball players in North Carolina's decorated basketball history. Just today he won th...  
2. Queen City, The: The nickname for Charlotte, NC. The Queen City refers to Queen Charlotte who was the wife of King George III and wh...  
3. Rock, The: A nickname for Rockingham Speedway  
4. Carolina Panthers: Official name for the National Football League team in Charlotte, NC. Part of the National Football Conference. T...  
5. Charlottean: The hard-to-pronounce name for people that were born and raised here.  
6. Mugsy: Nickname for long-time Charlotte Hornets guard Tyrone Bogues, the scrappy little point guard who--until recently--h...  
7. Boro, The: Nickname for Greensboro  
8. Nicholas Sparks: Resident of New Bern and author of best-selling novels that are great material for chick flics. His hit "The Notebo...  
9. Touron: Combination of the words "tourist" and "moron" to describe the many loud, obnoxious tourists who visit the Outer Ba...  
10. Jacksonville Ninja: A dude who hangs out on the roadside and does a seemingly incessant dance routine accompanied by his boom box. He i...  
11. City of Churches, The: Nickname for Charlotte because of its prominence in a number of different Christian faiths, including Southern Pres...  
12. Hornet's Nest: Nickname ascribed to Charlotte that dates back to the Revolutionary War when Charlotte residents clashed with Briti...  
13. Charlotte Hornets: NBA franchise stolen by New Orleans, the Hornets name better suits Charlotte, nicknamed the "Hornet's Nest" by Gene...  
14. Tar Heel: Tar Heel is a nickname applied to the the state and residents of North Carolina. "Tar Heel" is also the nickname of...  
15. Research Triangle: Also referred to as simply "The Triangle", this is a region in the Piedmont of North Carolina in the United States,...  
 
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In the basement.

National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, located in the middle of Puowaina Crater (a dead volcano). This is a beautiful national cemetery for those who served in the U.S. Armed Forces. The grounds are beautifully kept and the views of Honolulu and the hills are great.

1. Mt. Horeble, or Mt. Horrible, is a derogatory name for the town, often invoked by local high schoolers to describe Mt. Horeb's alleged lackluster assets or traditional, closed mindset

2. I've lived in Mt. Horeb and I've never heard this nickname.

3. A playfully derogatory nickname for Mount Horeb.

1. Stinky water from the gutters that mixes with garbage. Don't step in the polio water, or else the polio smell will stick with you all day.

2. Polio Water - A puddle of water.

Children's street game of bygone days, involving pink Spalding (or "spaldeen") ball and broomstick. Now sadly defunct.