Miss North Carolina Victoria Huggins departed Tuesday for Atlantic City, N.J., where she will compete for Miss America. Huggins, of St. Pauls, is the 80th Miss North Carolina to compete for Miss America. Only one “Queen of the Tarheel State” has traded in her state crown for the Miss America crown — Maria Fletcher of Asheville, who was Miss America 1962. Huggins aims to be the second. The competition begins in earnest with preliminary competitions in talent, swimsuit, evening gown and interview on Sept. 6. The famous “Show Us Your Shoes Parade” will take place Saturday, Sept. 9, rain or shine, on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. Miss America will be crowned Sept. 10 live on ABC starting at 9 p.m.
August 6, 1944 Flying Ace George Preddy of Greensboro Greensboro native George E. Preddy Jr., the top P-51 Mustang ace during World War II, downed six planes on a single day, earning a Distinguished Service […]
June 12, 1886 Founder of Hanes Knitwear born On June 12 1886 the founder of Hanes Knitwear, James G. Hanes, was born in Winston-Salem. After graduating from the University of North Carolina Hanes returned to […]
When the agricultural community in North Carolina goes shopping, they do it right. This week the N.C. State Fairgrounds transformed into the largest agricultural expo in the Southeast. Over 400 farm equipment manufacturers and service […]