Amoura Carter of Charlotte, North Carolina is an outspoken, proud proponent of her hometown. Native to Charlotte, having been born there and being a writer who produces pieces in high praise of Charlotte and its environs of North Carolina for venues like ebony.com, Carter has always returned home to her beloved native city after her travels. Carter’s devotion to her hometown is based in a great many positive aspects of this beautifully situated city in the Carolina Piedmont. The center of Charlotte is placed on top of an extended rise of land between Sugar Creek and Irwin Creek where gold mines had been worked in the early 1800’s, most notably the St. Catherine’s and Rudisill mines at the later Charlotte location. The early days of North Carolina had seen the momentous excitement of the discovery of a 17-pound solid rock of gold by the 12-year-old Conrad Reed in nearby Cabarrus County, the first recorded discovery of gold in the New World. This discovery was followed by other revelations of gold veins throughout the 19th century in the area, making North Carolina the number one producer of gold in the young United States until gold was discovered in the Sierra Nevada in 1848.
Amoura Carter is devoted to her hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina, which sits today atop former gold mines from the 18th and 19th centuries. The physical effect of early gold mining on the topography of the land between Sugar Creek and Irwin Creek in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina in the United States was the appearance of many gunnies.