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 — In another challenge to a law enacted by the Republican-led General Assembly, the State Supreme Court has upheld as constitutional the legislature’s move in 2016 to transfer some authority from the State Board […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. A U.S. intelligence contractor has been charged with leaking to a news organization classified National Security Agency material about Russian effort to interfere in the 2016 American presidential election, the Justice Department […]
RALEIGH After a protracted single day of bargaining and vote-whipping, the fifth special legislative session of 2016 was adjourned without taking action to repeal or modify controversial House Bill 2, the reason Gov. Pat […]