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Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, and Tim Robbins stared in the critically acclaimed movie, Bull Durham, in Durham, NC.
Bull Durham was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay (Ron Shelton).
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North Carolinians are nicknamed the "Tar Heels".
It not exactly evident where this nickname originated, but it seems to have given birth during the Civil War. North Carolina's troops were said to have tar on their heels, because they would not run in battle even as other states retreated.