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Tar Heel - Wikipedia

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Tar Heel is a nickname applied to the U.S. state of North Carolina and its inhabitants. It is also ... side, and the fact that the troops "stuck to their ranks like they had tar on their heels"...

What's a Tar Heel? - The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Our nickname, which also applies to North Carolina citizens, has at least two possible origins. One story hails back to the Revolutionary War and the troops of  ...

Tar Heel meaning evolved from derogatory to proud :: The Daily Tar ...

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Nov 3, 2016 ... When UNC began competing in intercollegiate sports with baseball and football in the late 19th century, they called themselves the “Tar Heels,” ...

Traditions - What is a Tar Heel? - University of North Carolina Tar ...

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Jul 15, 2012 ... When they finally got across the river they found their feet completely black with tar. Their observation that anyone who waded North Carolina ...

Origin of "Tarheel State" - Infoplease

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The state of North Carolina is nicknamed “The Tar Heel State. ... the river found their feet covered in tar when they emerged, leading to the "tar heel" nickname.

Why is North Carolina called “The Tar Heel State”? — Our State ...

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May 5, 2015 ... North Carolina's nickname, “The Tar Heel State,” is inextricably linked to the people ... “What is it that binds us to this place as to no other?”.

Urban Dictionary: Tarheel

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The word Tar Heel (or, Tarheel) is the nickname given to someone who is a ... we' ll put tar on your heels to make them stick," insinuating that they won't be able .... of Carolina is by its many rivers so the inhabitants there are called Tarheels for ...

Welcome to North Carolina's Outer Banks - Origin of the Tar Heels ...

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Click here to read the origin of the North Carolina Tar Heels. ... North Carolina troops felt they had been let down by a regiment carrying the colors of another ...

Tar Heel | NCpedia

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"Tar Heel" is the nickname for a native or resident of North Carolina as well as for ... and the idea occurs to me that it is no wonder we are called 'tar heels.'".

Why Is North Carolina Called the Tar Heel State? - wiseGEEK

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Dec 18, 2016 ... North Carolina is called the Tar Heel State because it used to be a major center for making tar for naval vessels. During the...