The Miss North Carolina competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of North Carolina in the Miss America pageant. The competition has been held in Raleigh every year since 1978. Prior to that, it was held in various locales including Charlotte, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Durham, Burlington, Wilmington, and Morehead City. Miss North Carolina won the Miss America crown once - in 1961.
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2012 marked the 75th anniversary of the Miss North Carolina pageant. For pageant week, all of the living former Miss North Carolina's were invited back for a reunion. The Miss North Carolina Sisterhood sponsored a special gala the night before the pageant on June 22. This was highlighted with a special exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of History and 43 former Miss North Carolina's (the oldest being Miss North Carolina 1946, Trudy Riley Kearny) coming to the week's events, including Miss America 1962 Maria Beale Fletcher. In addition, all of the formers were invited for a special honorary luncheon at the North Carolina Executive Mansion, the first luncheon held here since the 1960s. This also marked the first time in 17 years that the pageant has been televised throughout the state. It was televised on the special events channel of Time Warner Cable.
* Succeeded to the crown after Miss North Carolina won Miss America