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a native or inhabitant of North Carolina (used as a nickname).
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Origin of Tar Heel
An Americanism dating back to 1860–65
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But grassroots Tea Party groups in the Tarheel State are not so sure.Tea Party Prepared to Fight the GOP Forever, Even After Tuesday’s Losses|David Freedlander|May 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST