N.C.'s oldest resident turns 113

Posted May 4, 2009

North Carolina's oldest resident celebrated her birthday Monday. Melinda Harris, of New Bern, was born May 4, 1896, in the town of Windsor, in Bertie County.

She spent most of her life working as a beautician. She enjoys singing along with the piano.


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  • DowntownGirl May 5, 2009

    Good point, Dark_Horse. Would love to know more about her life myself.

  • Professor May 5, 2009

    Congratulations and Happy Birthday. May the Lord continue to bless you.

  • Dark_Horse May 5, 2009

    With someone who has an usually long life, this is an oddly short article.

  • squirrelsunlimited May 5, 2009

    Happy birthday! What a time to have lived and the changes she's seen.

  • DowntownGirl May 5, 2009

    A belated happy birthday! My grandmother was born the same year. I wish she were here to wish happy birthday. It's a wondrous thing to think about the changes in the world that this woman has seen during her lifetime. I hope the years have been good to her.