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North Carolina’s next great song

OUR STATE MAGAZINE IN AUGUST INTRODUCED A CONTEST FIND THE NEXT GREAT NORTH CAROLINA SONG. SUCH HITS AS JAMES TAYLOR’S “GOING TO CAROLINA IN MY MIND,” CHARLIE DANIELS SINGING “CAROLINA “ AND THE OLD SING ALONG “CAROLINA IN THE MORNING” AND THE BALLAD “CAROLINA MOON,” COME TO MIND AS SOME OF THE FAVORITE SONGS ABOUT NORTH CAROLINA.  OVER THE PAST TWO MONTHS WRITERS AND PERFORMERS HAVE BEEN FLOODING “OUR STATE’ MAGAZINE WITH ENTRIES. THE WINNING SONG WILL BE WORTH A $500 PRIZE TO THE CREATER, THEW SONG WILL BE RECORDED AT A PROFESSIONAL STUDIO, AND PERRFORMED AT AN UPCOMING “OUR STATE” MAGAZINE EVENT. ACCORDING TO LORI WEAVER OVER 120 “GREAT” ENTRIES HAVE BEEN RECEIVED.  THE WINNING ENTGRY WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN LATE OCTOBER.  DUE TO THE SUCCESS “OUT STATE” WILL LIKELY HAVE OTHER CONTESTS LATER.