One of my favorite journalist-related quotes (why you need to take what you hear in the news WITH DOUBT):

 "Don’t let the facts get in the way of a good story"
  1. Tom Cruise (born Syracuse, NY)
    – Recently restored an older home in the township of Biltmore Forest, a
    town within the city limits of Asheville, North Carolina.

  2. Charlie Daniels (born Wilmington, NC)
  3. David Brinkley (born Wilmington, NC)
  4. Charles Kuralt (born Wilmington, NC)
  5. Edward R. Murrow (born Greensboro, NC)
  6. Clay Aiken, Bucky Covington, Kelli Pickler, Chris Daughtry (all NC American Idol candidates)
  7. George Clinton (born Kannapolis, NC)
  8. Mo Collins (born Charlotte, NC)
  9. Sammy Davis Sr. (born Wilmington, NC)
  10. Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit (born Gastonia, NC)
  11. Ben Folds of Ben Folds Five (born Winston-Salem, NC)
  12. Gallagher (born Fort Bragg, NC)
  13. Joe Gibbs (born Mocksville, NC)
  14. Andy Griffith (born Mount Airy, NC)
  15. Ben "Cooter" Jones (born Tarboro, NC)
  16. Brandon Lee (accidentally shot by faulty prop revolver in Wilmington, NC)
  17. Sugar Ray Leaonard (born Wilmington, NC)
  18. Ronnie Milsap (born Robbinsville, NC)
  19. Charlie Rose (born Henderson, NC)
  20. Soupy Sales (born Franklin, NC)
  21. Randolph Scott (raised Charlotte, NC)
    Interred at Elmwood Cemetery, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, just four
    blocks from his boyhood home at 312 W. 10th Street.

  22. Thomas Sowell (born North Carolina)
  23. Randy Travis (born Marshville, NC)
  24. Tori Amos (born Newton, NC)
  25. Ava Gardner (born Brogden, NC)
  26. Chyler Leigh (Janey – Not Another Teen Movie) (born Charlotte, NC)
  27. Maureen O’Boyle (born Charlotte, NC)
  28. Dian Parkinson (Price Is Right) (born Jacksonville, NC)
  29. Thomas Wolfe (born Asheville, NC)
  30. Jamie Pressley (born Kinston, NC)
  31. Ben E. King "Stand By Me" (born Henderson, NC)
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