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Tar Heel Trivia Returns!

Posted January 17, 2008 10:07 a.m. EST

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?