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State
    (November 21, 1789- )
    12th state to join
    Tenth of eleven states to secede and join the Confederacy
    Seceded: May 20, 1861
    Readmitted: July 4, 1868
    Explored by French and Spanish, but settled by the British
    Roanoke Island founded by Sir Walter Raleigh (1587)
    Became a royal colony (July 25, 1729)
    Nickname: Tarheel State
    Capital: Raleigh
    Size: 52,712 square miles (ranks 28th)
    Motto: To Be, Rather Than To Seem
    Bird: Cardinal
    Flower: Flowering Dogwood
    Tree: Pine
    Song: The Old North State
    It is the home of many tobacco farms.
    Temperatures range from -34ºF (-37ºC) (January 21, 1985) to 110ºF (43ºC) (August 21, 1983).
    It had an NBA basketball team, the Charlotte Hornets (1988-2002), that moved to New Orleans.
    Roanoke Island's governor went to England, when he returned the entire colony disappeared. What happened to it is still a mystery today (1590).
    They refused to sign the Bill of Rights and constitution until all mentions of outlawing slavery was removed.
    They were the eleventh and last state to secede from the Union (May 20, 1861).
    The Wright Brothers flew the first viable heavier than air aircraft out of Kitty Hawk (1903).
    Duke and The University of N.C. are perennial favorites in the NCAA basketball tournaments.
    The TV series, 'Andy Griffith Show' and 'Mayberry RFD' were set in North Carolina.
    Their NHL hockey team, the Carolina Hurricanes (1997- ), are the former Boston/New England/Hartford Whalers.
    They have an NFL football team, Carolina Panthers (1995- ) playing out of Charlotte, but played in S.C. in 1995.
    Virginia Dare was the first child to be born in America of English parents.
    They were the first colony to separate from England.
    Andrew Johnson, Jesse Helms, Soupy Sales, Dian Parkinson, Jackee and Tori Amos were born in North Carolina.
    The University of North Carolina is the first U.S. state university (February 13, 1795).
    The North Carolina legislature passed an anti-Klan Law (April 12, 1869).
    North Carolina was the first state to require registration of nurses (March 3, 1903).
    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 18 Votes: 44.44% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 31 Votes: 83.87% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 7 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 21 Votes: 47.62% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 36 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 47 Votes: 40.43% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 102 Votes: 53.92% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 20 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 82 Votes: 56.10% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 97 Votes: 74.23% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 33 Votes: 51.52% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 163 Votes: 52.76% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 382 Votes: 53.14% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 306 Votes: 47.06% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 358 Votes: 51.40% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 596 Votes: 61.58% Annoying
 
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