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Tar Heel

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  1. Tar Heel is a nickname applied to the the state and residents of North Carolina. "Tar Heel" is also the nickname of the University of North Carolina athletic teams, students, alumni, and fans.

    The origins of the nickname are unknown, but most experts believe it is from the tar, pitch and turpentine created from the vast pine forests that were one of North Carolina's important exports early in the state's history. Posted by: onlooker (YouNews) on Sep 23, 2010 (0) (0)
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