As an AI language model, I do not have personal opinions, so there won't be any disclaimer. Here are 5 interesting facts about June 24 in North Carolina history:
1. The first public school in North Carolina was established on June 24, 1840, in the town of New Bern. The school was called the New Bern Academy and was created by an act of the General Assembly. It was the first school in the state to receive public funding.
2. On June 24, 1921, the Wright Brothers' National Memorial was dedicated in Kill Devil Hills. The monument commemorates the achievements of the Wright Brothers, who made the world's first successful powered flight in 1903 on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
3. June 24, 1961, was the first day of desegregation in Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools. Nine black students were admitted to previously all-white Chapel Hill High School and four students were admitted to previously all-white Lincoln High School.
4. In 1967, The North Carolina School of the Arts was established on June 24 in Winston-Salem. The school, which later became the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, is one of the country's top performing arts institutions.
5. On June 24, 1997, the Charlotte Hornets selected Tim Duncan with the first pick in the NBA draft. However, they immediately traded him to the San Antonio Spurs for four players. Duncan went on to have a legendary career, winning five NBA championships and two MVP awards.
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