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1. Before they settled into new facilities in Charlotte and Raleigh, the Carolina Panthers and the Carolina Hurricanes played in what cities? 2. Seven states can be seen from Rock City Gardens, the widely advertised attraction atop Lookout Mountain in Tennessee. Is North Carolina one of them? 3. What N.C. product is cited in Jimmy […]

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A town probably named after Alexander Hamilton — renamed after Hamilton, actually — ought to attract some attention these days, don’t you think? Unfortunately, interest in such noteworthy history as the Fort Branch Civil War site and a restored Rosenwald School has yet to show up in Hamilton’s population, which has dwindled to about half […]

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1. The symbol of the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg displays back-to-back A’s — why? 2. In an alphabetical listing of the states, North Carolina precedes North Dakota. What state does it follow? 3. What famous golfer won his first professional tournament at Pinehurst in 1940? Which one won his last at Pinehurst in […]

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“With Thomas Jefferson taking the lead in the Virginia legislature in 1777, every Revolutionary state government abolished the laws of primogeniture and entail that had served to perpetuate the concentration of inherited property…. “The states left no doubt that in taking this step they were giving expression to a basic and widely shared philosophical belief […]

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  The cardboard shades were pretty much standard issue for watching the 2017 total solar eclipse, but the noisemaker is specific to Cherokee legend. Tribal storyteller Mike Crowe of the Museum of the Cherokee Indian told Blue Ridge Public Radio, “A long time ago, whenever there was an eclipse, they had an explanation for this. […]

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1. What Piedmont North Carolinians call livermush, Pennsylvanians know as what? 2. Which city is wetter, Seattle or Charlotte? 3. In 1991 Florida State basketball player Sam Cassell, finding fans in the Smith Center considerably less rowdy than those at Duke, stuck them with what memorable label? 4. True or false: North Carolina is the […]

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“The Dixie Chicks, performing at Walnut Creek [Amphitheatre in Raleigh], said they considered boycotting the show [to protest HB2]. Instead, they handed out baseball caps that said ‘No Hate in our State.’ “ ‘We have a favor to ask,’ lead singer Natalie Maines told the crowd after a few songs. ‘Since we didn’t cancel our […]

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“Spruce Pine, it turns out, is the source of the purest natural quartz—a species of pristine sand—ever found on Earth. This ultra‑elite deposit of silicon dioxide particles plays a key role in manufacturing the silicon used to make computer chips. In fact, there’s an excellent chance the chip that makes your laptop or cell phone […]

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1. Of North Carolina’s 100 counties how many are named for women? 2. What well-known food processor is located at the corner of Cucumber and Vine streets? 3. True or false: Though now often associated with North Carolina, the term “Tobacco Road” was first used in reference to Georgia. 4. On the Monopoly game board, […]

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  When Elvis died — Aug. 16, 1977 — the Charlotte Observer wasn’t prepared for the enormous demand for single copies. (We weren’t the only ones.) A year later, however, the Observer and the afternoon Charlotte News had days of commemorative coverage lined up, as these two rack cards illustrate.  

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