Everyone likes to have a little trivia tidbit to break out at a dinner party or around the water cooler. Fortunately, we at NSJ just happen to be willing and able to oblige on most matters historical, geographical, statistical, botanical, and of course gastronomical when it comes to the Old North State.DID YOU KNOW?Babe Ruth hit his very first professional home run in Fayetteville, N.C. on March 7, 1914.The oldest town in the state is Bath, N.C., incorporated in 1704.There is an Aluminum Tree Museum – really! – and it is located in Brevard, N.C.Wilmington boasts a Museum of Oddities, which includes a two-headed sheep.While some might say Pepsi, created in New Bern, N.C., our state beverage is actually milk.If you live in Chatham, N.C., congratulations! You reside in the geographical center of the state.
RALEIGH The growing importance of North Carolina to both Electoral College math and the balance of the U.S. Senate, complemented by fierce battles being waged for leadership of the state, has led to the […]
As the nation prepares to observe the Thanksgiving holiday, school children will hear the oft told tale of Native Americans coming to the rescue of the starving new European settlers of Plymouth in 1620, and […]