Alan Hodge was raised in Belmont and Charlotte. He has written Our State’s monthly quiz for over 25 years. He is a freelance writer based in Charlotte with four first and second place statewide awards from the NC Press Assoc. and the NC Press Club for community news reporting.
The federal New Deal program funded the creation of thousands of murals, wood carvings, and sculptures in the 1930s and ’40s — many of which can still be found in North Carolina post offices and government buildings today.