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State DOT Honors Former UNC RB

Posted February 17, 2004

— The state Department of Transportation is honoring a former Tar Heel football legend.

A stretch of State Road 150 within the town limits of Cherryville is now named for Charlie "Choo Choo" Justice.

Justice was a two-time Heisman Trophy runner-up while playing for the Tar Heels.

He died in October at the age of 79 after a long illness.

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