Famous NC Natives

This is a list of notable NC natives. Note that some of these folks didn't live here very long and not all of them are necessarily to be celebrated. There are a number of famous people associated with NC that are not listed here because they weren't born here. Many of these are listed in the non-native section.

Literature

Science/Education

News Media

Entertainment/Music

Entertainment/Acting

Politics

Sports

Military

  • Thomas Ferebee - 1918 Mocksville - Bombardier on the Enola Gay.
  • Richard Gatling - 1818 Winton - Inventor of the Gatling Gun.
  • Gen. Henry H. Shelton - 1942 Tarboro - Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff. Airborne and Special Forces. Graduate of NCSU.
  • Gen. Maxwell Thurman - 1931 High Point - Commander of the invasion of Panama in 1989.

    Business

    Other

    Non-Natives With NC Ties