North Carolina was one of the last colonies to have a printer’s office, opening operations in New Bern in 1749. Two years later, on August 9, 1751, the first issue of the North Carolina Gazette was born.
Slow Poke the possum had quite the summer in 1970; he won a beauty contest, made headlines, and was pardoned from becoming Governor Bob Scott’s next meal.
While we celebrate the Fourth of July and our freedom from the British, one fact may surprise you: North Carolina was under royal leadership for less than 50 years.
The hot sauce’s name might be an homage to The Lone Star State, but Texas Pete has always been a Winston-Salem staple.