North Carolina is a state in the Southeastern part of the country and bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on its east, Virginia on its north, Tennessee on its west, South Carolina and Georgia on its south. It’s also known as the Old North State and the Tar Heel State.
The major industries in this state include engineering, finance, biotechnology, energy, farming (tobacco, cotton, and sweet potatoes) and tourism.
North Carolinians are also known to be food lovers. Their staple is barbecued pork, which they happen to do excellently even for a lazy day. Some of their famous food brands include Cheerwine, Hardees, Krispy Kreme, Mt. Olive Pickles, Pepsi, Texas Pete and Bojangles.
North Carolinians are also crazy about their music and art. The state’s rich culture is what brings its culture industry a whopping $1.2 Billion in terms of economic activity and generates $119 million in revenue. More North Carolina Flag questions are answered here.
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park and The Blue Ridge Parkway are both great attractions with more than 25 million visitors in 2013.
Favorite Tourist Spots
- The African American Cultural Complex
- Contemporary Art Museum of Raleigh
- Gregg Museum of Art & Design
- Marbles Kids Museum
- Sports Hall of Fame
- Raleigh City Museum
- Montfort Hall
- Pope House Museum
If you’re visiting the Tar Heel State, it’s not only good to brush up on their tourist spots but also on their unique laws.
- It is considered a felony to steal more than $1000 worth of used grease from restaurants and haulers.
- Individuals who are caught in possession of illegal substance are obliged to pay taxes. § 105-113.107. Excise tax on unauthorized substances.
- Couples checking in overnight in a hotel should have double beds measure 2 feet apart.
- It is illegal to use elephants to plow cotton fields.
- There is a limit of hours on Bingo games during state fairs, it can’t last over 5 hours. § 14-309.8. Limit on sessions.
North Carolina offers plenty of opportunities to have fun, it has lively festivals whole year round!
- North Carolina Jazz Festival
The event is more than 32 years old and attracts traditional jazz musicians from around the world. There are jazz programs, concerts, workshops, and an all-star, traditional presentation of 7 sets.
- Q City BBQ Championship
Over than 100 teams compete for $40,000 in prizes. This famous competition is always accompanied by music, tastings, beer, and tunes. No wonder it draws crowds by the hundreds of thousands.
- Barbecue Festival
Held in Lexington, it’s on “top 10 food festivals in the USA” list of Travel & Leisure Magazine. More than 100,000 attendees come to Lexington to devour more than 12,000 pounds of BBQ, served annually. There are also exhibits, music, sports, entertainment and of course the best BBQs.
Are you a proud North Carolinian? Do you want to display true Carolianina pride? Fly a flag or display one in your home today and share your appreciation and fondness for your state and country.
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