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 – Gas prices surged over the holiday weekend after flooding from Hurricane Harvey in Texas shut down almost a quarter of the nation’s refining capacity and fears of shortages raced through communities. In N.C. […]
HARTFORD, Conn.,- Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren on Monday called for the U.S. central bank to step up its pace of interest-rate increases from the once-a-year pattern it has pursued since 2015, warning of inflation […]
ATLANTIC CITY Savvy Shields, a college student from Arkansas, won the annual Miss America pageant on Sunday after impressing judges with a jazz dance routine and her answer to a question about her take […]