Five young women were crowned in a Miss North Carolina preliminary pageant held on Saturday night at West Johnston High School.
The winners are:
Abby Britt, Miss Raleigh
Grace Ann Carroll, Miss Winston Salem
Nia Franklin, Miss Durham
Ashley Underhill, Miss Eastern Carolina
Kali Whitaker, Miss Old North State
All women competed in a private interview, on stage question, evening wear, talent, and physical fitness.
The winners will compete in the Miss North Carolina Scholarship Pageant June 21–24, 2017.