Date of Entry:
November 21, 1789
|Map of USA. North Carolina outlined in dark ink,|
shaded & with name written on it.
|A close-up of North Carolina & its neighbors.|
Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee
Pamlico Sound, Atlantic Ocean
53,819 square miles
Five Largest Cities:
Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro, Durham, Winston-Salem
Famous Geographical Point:
The Tar Heel State. Origin unclear, although it's widely assumed that the nickname comes from North Carolina's long history as a producer of naval supplies, which include tar.
Andy Griffith, actor, producer, writer & gospel singer
Book Set In/About:**
Here We Are in Paradise by Tony Earley
A collection of short stories about life in North Carolina in the 20th century.
Movie Set In/About:
"Bull Durham" (1988), directed by Ron Shelton
A romantic comedy about a minor league baseball team in Durham, North Carolina. I love this movie. I've always felt that Kevin Costner gives his finest performances in movies about baseball.
Headline of the Day:
"Evacuations Ordered: Could Hurricane Matthew Impact North Carolina?" on abc11.com.
Would be interesting to revisit in a week to see if it did, in fact, impact North Carolina.
**Holy crap, Nicholas Sparks is prolific and all his books are set in North Carolina. Sorry, fans, none of his stories are going to darken my blog.