Road Miss America 2012:
Hailey Best, a Meredith College student and Miss Durham Hailey Best, was crowned Miss North Carolina at Memorial Auditorium in Raleigh on June 25, 2011. 20-year-old Best, of Goldsboro, succeeds 2010 Miss North Carolina Adrienne Core. Best will represent North Carolina in the Miss America pageant in January in Las Vegas. Maria Beale Fletcher, the only Miss North Carolina later to be crowned Miss America, was to be honored on the 50th anniversary of her title.