More Notable North Carolina Yearbook Photos

It’s time for another round of “Can you guess this notable figure from their yearbook photo?” featuring images from the North Carolina Yearbooks collection on DigitalNC. Here you go:

These two folks have a couple of things in common: both attended, but did not graduate from colleges in North Carolina, but their lack of a degree did not stop them from rising to positions of national significance in the second half of the 20th century. The similarities end there, to say the least.

You can post your guesses in the comments field here. If you can’t stand the suspense any longer, head over to our Yearbook Photos of Notable North Carolinians set on Flickr to find the answers.

Whatever happened to ‘Carrboro fighting’?

When the A Word A Day email service discussed “verbal fighting,” Ed Greer of Philadelphia responded:

“When I was a kid in the 1960s, we did something we called ‘Carrboro fighting’ (Carrboro was the town on the other side of the railroad tracks).

“You faced your opponent placing your right shoulder against his right shoulder, and walked around in circles yelling insults at each other. The loser was the person who either ran out of insults or repeated himself.”