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NC Knowledge Lists

Sep 28, 2018

10 North Carolina Sports Legends

Ten (often overlooked) sports legends with North Carolina roots. 

Sep 19, 2018

Top Vegetables Grown in North Carolina

Support NC farms -- eat your veggies! 

Sep 6, 2018

Beyond Bacon & BBQ: 11 Foods Associated With North Carolina

North Carolina has many unique meat products that deserve recognition. 

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Jul 2, 2018

10 North Carolina Musicians Who Shaped American Music

Ten legendary musicians that make a case for the importance of North Carolina as a root source for American sound. 

Map of North Carolina dialect areas

Jun 28, 2018

6 Expressions Say it All: Language Variation in the Tar Heel State

Six expressions that highlight North Carolina’s unique language tradition. 

Caterpillar with purple head

Jun 26, 2018

10 of the Most Diabolical Crop Pests in North Carolina

Ten of the most vexing pests that prey on agriculture in North Carolina. 

Map of the counties in North Carolina

Jun 25, 2018

5 Counties to Watch in North Carolina Politics

These five counties are particularly noteworthy for political observers interested in statewide North Carolina elections. 

Pseudoscorpion with egg sack on a piece of white fabric.

Jun 21, 2018

7 Fascinating NC Arthropods (That You’ve Never Heard Of)

Meet seven little critters that live around North Carolina -- and that you've probably never noticed. 

Two fisheries biologists holding a cobia. They are aboard a boat.

Jun 20, 2018

5 (Not So Pretty) Fun Fish to Catch (and Eat) in North Carolina

These NC fish species aren't much to look at -- but they are fun to catch (and good to eat). 

A farmer in overalls in front of a barn petting a calf

Jun 14, 2018

6 Must-See 21st Century Documentaries About Life in North Carolina

Six memorable documentaries, released within the past 20 years, that capture the spirit of NC. 

Skyline of Raleigh in the early evening

Jun 12, 2018

6 Ways North Carolina Will Be Different in 2050

The year 2050 seems distant, but it really isn’t. NC State economist Mike Walden predicts six ways North Carolina will change in the coming decades. 

A large longhorn beetle on a Venus flytrap blossom.

Jun 12, 2018

4 of North Carolina’s Oddest Pollinators (They Aren’t Bees)

An NC State entomologist lists four of North Carolina's oddest pollinators.