Alan Hodge

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.


Our State Quiz: Farm Favorites

From apples in the west to sweet potatoes in the east — plus everything in between — North Carolina grows some of the country’s finest crops. Test your North Carolina produce knowledge.


Our State Quiz: Treat Yourself

For those who crave delectable desserts, colorful candies, and distinctive sodas, North Carolina is a pretty sweet place to be. Test your knowledge on these tasty Tar Heel treats!


Our State Quiz: Nature’s Helpers

For years, conservation projects in North Carolina have protected our state’s natural heritage, ensuring that our plants, animals, and landscapes will be preserved for posterity.