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Tar Heel Trivia Returns!

Posted January 17, 2008

It is a cold and rainy day – perfect weather to play Tar Heel Trivia. Today we revive the once popular daily feature on WRAL’s Morning News and

Tar Heel Trivia was patterned after a family game I played as a child growing up in Morganton. During dinner my father would pose a daily question about North Carolina or some unusual word. His favorite word was “persnickety” which aptly described my father when it came to matters of grammar, corn cakes, NC history and mountain watercolors.

Here’s how we’ll play the game. I’ll start with a question. After it has been answered correctly someone will post another Tar Heel Trivia question. The goal is to keep the game going until we include questions covering all 100 counties.

Are you ready for the challenge?

Okay, let’s get started. Ace photographer Jay Jennings gave me the following question which stumped me this morning:

How did Mayland Community College in Spruce Pine get its name?


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  • grnpnd7 Jan 18, 2008

    Sanitary Restaurant is in the city of Morehead

  • grnpnd7 Jan 18, 2008

    The town of Hillsborough has a sign stating they had the first paper mill in NC..Who is correct?

  • Air Biscuit Jan 18, 2008

    In which county would you find The Sanitary Restaurant?

  • Riverracer Jan 18, 2008

    Very good Bill! I can remember going there with the Girl Scouts "back in the day" and looking all day for one of those. We finally found it.

  • bleslie Jan 18, 2008

    Dutchman's Breeches are found in Raven Rock State Park along the banks of the Cape Fear River near Lillington in Harnett County.

  • ajstarrrn Jan 18, 2008

    Lincoln County-first paper mill

  • grnpnd7 Jan 18, 2008

    What town had the first paper mill in North Carolina?

  • ajstarrrn Jan 17, 2008

    Johnston County (Benson) for Mule Days

  • Tysmom Jan 17, 2008

    What county is home of the "Mule Days"

  • anggiet Jan 17, 2008

    The City of Mebane has postal routes in three counties. What are they?




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