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Tripods, Traditions & Trivia

Posted January 28, 2008

Thursday is the final day for entries in the Winter Skies photo contest. So steady your tripod, snap a few shots this week and join a great group of shutterbugs in the competition. The winner will get the complete package of my music including five CDs and a DVD.

Also, tomorrow I will kick off a discussion about restaurants with a deep and rich tradition of excellence. Give that some thought and join us for the dialogue tomorrow.

Finally several of you asked for the answers to the final Tar Heel Trivia quiz so here goes. Elizabeth Gardner said it was a tough one and she is one of the smartest people I know. How did you do?

What county is home to a retired Nascar driver known as "The Bandit?"

a…Alexander – Harry Gant

What county is home to the oldest NC town?

a…Beaufort County - Bath

What county is known as Land of Sky?

a…Buncombe County - Asheville

Where can you drive from Claremont to Conover?

a...Catawba

What county is home to Moyock, Sligo and Spot?


a...Currituck

Where was former NC governor Max Gardner born?

a...Cleveland

What county is home to Doughton Park?

a...Alleghany

What NC county was named after NC's governor in 1798-1799?

a...Davie for William Davie

What county was formed from Orange and Wake counties in 1881?

a...Durham


What county contains NC's largest lake?

a...Iredell

What county was named after America's president who served in Washington between 1829-1837?

a...Jackson

What county is home to Chowan College?

a...Hertford

What county is home to Haliwa-Saponi Indians?

a...Halifax and Warren

Wadesboro is located in what county?

a...Anson

Singer Mike Cross grew up in what county?

a...Caldwell

What county is home to Christmas Town, USA?

a...Gaston

Shoofly and Stem are located in what county?

a...Granville

Country music legend Ronnie Milsap was born in what county?

a...Graham

Cold Mountain is located in what county?

a...Haywood

What county uses the motto: "Down by the Ole Mill Stream?"

a...Jones County - Trenton

The Cullasaja River is located in what county?

a...Macon

Mars Hill College is located in what mountain county?

a...Madison

The towns of Columbus and Saluda are situated in what county?

a...Polk


What county was formed from Caswell County in 1791?

a...Person

What county has the following lead sentence on its official website: "Long ago nature painted this land with a broad brush and blessed it with abundant natural resources?

a...Northampton

What county shares the name of a special wine region?

a...Yadkin

Where was former US Senator Jesse Helms born?

a...Union

Where was PBS luminary Charlie Rose born?

a...Vance

What county boasts novelist Reynolds Price as a native son?

a...Warren

What county is home to the National Railroad Museum and Hall of Fame?

a...Richmond

Where was Senator Elizabeth Dole born?

a...Rowan

What county is headquarters of the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad?

a...Swain - Bryson City

What county contains the townships of Big Lick and Almond?

a...Stanly

What county is home of St. Andrews College and the John Blue Cotton Festival?

a...Scotland

Where were singer Donna Fargo and actor Andy Griffith born?

a...Surry

What county is home to Hanging Rock State Park and the Sauratown Mountains?

a...Stokes

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  • jayj Jan 29, 2008

    Um, Bill, Chowan is a University now !!

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