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How Well Do You Actually Know North Carolina?

How much do you really know about the Tar Heel state?

  1. Joe Parks / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: parksjd
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    Raleigh is the capital of North Carolina.

  2. Gerry Dinger / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: gerrydincher
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    James K. Polk was born in Mecklenburg County.

  3. Michael Newton / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: newton
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    The gray squirrel is the official state mammal.

  4. Duke University Archives / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: dukeyearlook
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    UNC Chapel Hill the flagship public university in the state.

  5. coloneljohnbritt / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: coloneljohnbritt
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    Mount Mitchell is the highest point in North Carolina.

  6. JD Hancock / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: jdhancock
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    Esse Quam Videri is the state motto. It means "To be, rather than to seem (to be)."

  7. TimothyJ / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: tjc
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    Waccamaw is actually a lake, not a river, in Columbus County, NC.

  8. J. Stephen Conn / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: jstephenconn
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    West Virginia does not border North Carolina, however, Georgia does, but just barely.

  9. Joe Haupt / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: 51764518@N02
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    The Wright brothers were named Wilbur and Orville, and they're credited with pioneering aviation.

  10. Cape Hatteras Lighthouse / Via Flickr: 21953562@N07
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    Cape Hatteras is the tallest lighthouse in the United States.

  11. Universal Pops / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: universalpops
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    There are just 100 counties in the state of N.C.

  12. roadsidepictures / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: roadsidepictures
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    The first Pepsi, which was called "Brad's Drink" at the time, was drank and sold in New Bern, NC.

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