what are some interesting facts about north carolina?

I want to move to north carolina with my family but i want to know some fun facts about it

and some historical happening there.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill is the oldest State University in the United States.

    In 1903 the Wright Brothers made the first successful powered flight by man at Kill Devil Hill near Kitty Hawk. The Wright Memorial at Kitty Hawks now commemorates their achievement.

    High Point is known as the Furniture Capital of the World.

    Know as "Fish Town" in the early 1700's when Blackbeard frequented the coast, "Beaufort Town" was established as a seaport with the right to collect customs, in 1722.

    The Outer Banks of NC hosts some of the most beautiful beaches in the country.

    Whitewater Falls in Transylvania County is the highest waterfall in the eastern United States.

    Cape Hatteras is the largest lighthouse ever to be moved due to erosion problems.

    The University of North Carolina's mascot, the Tarheels, is a nickname for North Carolinians that supposedly came from the days when NC produced a lot of tar, and someone saw a set of footprints made by someone who had stepped in the tar.

    Charles Karault was born and raised in Wilmington.

    Havelock is home of Marine Base "Cherry Point." It is the largest air base in the Marine Corps.

    North Carolina is the largest producer of sweet potatoes in the nation. Students at a Wilson County school petitioned the North Carolina General Assembly for the establishment of the sweet potato as the official state vegetable.

    and theres more all on that site

  • 1 decade ago

    The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill is the oldest State University in the United States.

    In 1903 the Wright Brothers made the first successful powered flight by man at Kill Devil Hill near Kitty Hawk. The Wright Memorial at Kitty Hawks now commemorates their achievement.

    High Point is known as the Furniture Capital of the World.

    Know as "Fish Town" in the early 1700's when Blackbeard frequented the coast, "Beaufort Town" was established as a seaport with the right to collect customs, in 1722.

    The Outer Banks of NC hosts some of the most beautiful beaches in the country.

  • 1 decade ago

    Esse Quam Videri" - To Be, Rather Than To Seem - our state motto

    The first powered flight ever happened at Kitty Hawk, NC

    NC contains the tallest mountain east of the Mississippi River - Mount Mitchell

    The first English settlement in the New World was in NC - The Lost Colony that no one knows what happened to!

    NC is the longest state east of the Mississippi River at 560 miles long

    The largest, privately owned house in America is Asheville's Biltmore House

    NC boasts the most outdoor dramas of any state, we also had the first outdoor drama - The Lost Colony that details the first English settlement

    The Hatteras Lighthouse is the tallest brick lighthouse in the US

    Pepsi Cola was invented in North Carolina 100 years ago in 1898

    North Carolina was the last state to secede from the Union during the Civil War

    North Carolina was named in honor of King Charles I (no, I do not know how Carolina comes from Charles!)

    Belmont Abbey was the first abbey cathedral in the Western Hemisphere

    The top industry in the state is Textiles, followed closely by Furniture

  • 1 decade ago

    We have beaches, mountains, ski resorts, casinos, large cities (Charlotte), small towns, historic sites, and a great amusement park (Carowinds in Charlotte). There is a pro-football team (the Carolina Panthers). There are various race tracks and a Racing Hall of Fame. On the down side, there is a drug problem and a gang problem just like other places. I hope you like it here and find lots of fun things to do.

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  • 5 years ago

    North Carolina is ghetto and redneck, dont move here unless you want bad schooling

    Source(s): i live in this dump
  • 1 decade ago

    my friend lives there

    y do u just randomly wanna move there

    just look up north carolina facts and stuff on the web

  • 1 decade ago

    They have site dedicated just for that!

    http://www.anythingnorthcarolina.com/facts.htm

    I lived there for 2 years and really liked it a lot!

    (btw most rape is in California and Maryland, NC aint' on the list) http://money.aol.com/mortgage/most-dangerous-state...

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    More rape occurs in North Carolina than any other state

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    idk any facts. but i do know that they have one of the funnest places to go:sliding rock. its this giant rock thing that has mountain water running down it and its like a big water slide and people just slide down it. its awesome. my cuz lives there.

  • 1 decade ago

    well they have farms with animals =]

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