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North Wilkesboro, North Carolina

North Wilkesboro, North Carolina
Full nameNorth Wilkesboro, North Carolina
Official nameNorth Wilkesboro, North Carolina
MottoKey to the Blue Ridge
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
MayorRobert Johnson
Total Area5.1 sq mi (13.2 km2)
Land Area5.1 sq mi (13.2 km2)
Water Area0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation756 ft (230.4 m)
Total Population4245 (2010)
Density (pop.)310.3/km2 (803.9/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
- Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes28656, 28659, 28674
Area code336
FIPS code37-47880 
GNIS feature ID0991280 

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North Wilkesboro is a town in Wilkes County, North Carolina, United States. The population was approximately 4,116 at the 2000 census and is now 4,245 as of the 2010 census. North Wilkesboro is the birthplace and original home of Lowe's Home Improvement, which continues to have a major presence in the community. The town is also known as one of the birthplaces of the sport of stock-car racing, and the North Wilkesboro Speedway was the first NASCAR-sanctioned track. North Wilkesboro's major industries include furniture and textile production, healthcare, and advanced manufacturing. Due to the town's proximity to the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains and the numerous tourist venues there, North Wilkesboro has been nicknamed the "Key to the Blue Ridge".

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VBS 2008 Outrigger Island Wilkesboro North Carolina
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Get ready for Singing in the Foothills 2010, the largest outdoor Christian Event in Western North Carolina. It is presented by Ebenezer Christian Children's Home and will be held June 24th - 26th in Wilkesboro, NC at Wilkesboro Raceway Park. 100% of all proceeds to go to support Ebenezer Christian Children's Home. Come see your favorite southern Gospel artists including: The McKameys, The Whisnants, Reggie Saddler, The Hayes Family, The Inspirations, Gold City, The Hoppers, The Pfeifers, The Brown Family, Michael Combs, The Greenes, The Primitive Quartet, The Collingsworth Family, Greater Vision, Allison Durham Speer, Karen Peck and New River and The Talley Trio. Learn more about Singing in the Foothills at and more about Ebenezer at
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Roy Carter coached high school football in the mountains of North Carolina for 40 years. Now he's running against Virginia Foxx to represent North Carolina's 5th Congressional district!
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This is a video I made up using some more of the present clips of North Wilkesboro Speedway
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Video of North Wilkesboro Speedway shot from Hwy 421 as we passed by.
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The second installment of coverage of the Six Hours of Warrior Creek bike race at Kerr Scott Reservoir in WIlkesboro, North Carolina. Music is by Pretty Lights, from the New Years Eve 2009 show, for more info visit
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Doobie Brothers - Merle Fest 2011 , Merlefest 2011, wilkesboro north carolina
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NASCAR Winston Cup Series Tyson Holly Farms 400 North Wilkesboro Speedway North Wilkesboro, North Carolina October 2, 1994
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Thanks to Anthony Wyatt for putting this together! The video shows the band and I performing "Down Here" LIVE and some of the other events that went on at North Wilkesboro Speedway at the reopening in May. We apologize audio is a little scratch due to camera microphone issues. Hope you enjoy!
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USST North Wilkesboro Race now on Racinboys TV - Tweet this news WILKESBORO-, -NC- - The United States Super Trucks National Championship Series Presented by ... - Date : Mon, 08 Nov 2010 01:00:48 GMT+00:00
The 2010 400 Featured A Whole Lot Of Nothing - About - News & Issues (blog) Tweet this news
About - News & Issues (blog)---North Wilkesboro- and -North Carolina- Motor Speedway (Rockingham) had character and featured interesting racing. With about sixty laps to go David Reutimann ... - Date : Sun, 11 Jul 2010 03:55:23 GMT+00:00
NASCAR abandoned its roots when it left North Wilkesboro Speedway - The Express Times - Tweet this news
The Express Times - | -NORTH WILKESBORO- SPEEDWAYNorth Wilkesboro Speedway in -North Carolina- last hosted a NASCAR race in 1996. -North Wilkesboro- Speedway sits near the Blue ... - Date : Fri, 02 Jul 2010 06:03:01 GMT+00:00
Volunteers spruce up track - Wilkes Journal Patriot Tweet this news
Wilkes Journal Patriot--by Staff (Photo caption) Photos courtesy of Terri Parsons-Dirt is spread Saturday at the -North Wilkesboro- Speedway infield in preparation for a tractor pull ... - Date : Mon, 10 May 2010 17:22:38 GMT+00:00
Forest ranger wins $500K in scratch-off game - Greensboro News & Record Tweet this news
Greensboro News & Record--It was a whim that paid off big time for the forest ranger from -North Wilkesboro-: he won $500000. Crouse told the -North Carolina- Education Lottery he was ... - Date : Tue, 04 May 2010 17:57:49 GMT+00:00

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Interstate 77 US-421 NC-268 NC-115 NC-16 NC-18

Municipalities and communities of Wilkes County, North Carolina

County seat: Wilkesboro
TownsElkin � * North Wilkesboro * Ronda * Wilkesboro
CDPsCricket * Fairplains * Hays * Millers Creek * Moravian Falls * Mulberry * Pleasant Hill
Footnotes�This populated place also has portions in an adjacent county or counties

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