1. December 27, 1830: The Wilmington and Raleigh Railroad is incorporated. This railway connected the Port of Wilmington on the Atlantic coast with the town of Weldon on the Virginia state line, improving transportation and commerce within North Carolina.
2. December 27, 1992: North Carolina Governor Jim Hunt declares a state of emergency after a major winter storm hits the state. The storm caused widespread power outages and travel disruptions, leading to significant economic losses.
3. December 27, 1974: The Raleigh City Council votes to rename Cameron Village Park to honor Fred Fletcher, a longtime city park commissioner who had devoted his life to the beautification of the city's parks.
4. December 27, 1864: Union forces under the command of Major General George Stoneman raid the town of Salisbury, North Carolina, destroying Confederate supplies and freeing nearly 700 Union prisoners held at a nearby prison camp.
5. December 27, 1936: The Appalachian Trail in North Carolina is completed, providing a continuous hiking trail from Mount Katahdin in Maine to Springer Mountain in Georgia. The trail crosses 14 states and is a popular destination for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts.
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