Tripods, Traditions & Trivia
Posted January 28, 2008 8:23 a.m. EST
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?
What county is home to Moyock, Sligo and Spot?
Where was former NC governor Max Gardner born?
What county is home to Doughton Park?
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?
What county contains NC's largest lake?
What county was named after America's president who served in Washington between 1829-1837?
What county is home to Chowan College?
What county is home to Haliwa-Saponi Indians?
a...Halifax and Warren
Wadesboro is located in what county?
Singer Mike Cross grew up in what county?
What county is home to Christmas Town, USA?
Shoofly and Stem are located in what county?
Country music legend Ronnie Milsap was born in what county?
Cold Mountain is located in what county?
What county uses the motto: "Down by the Ole Mill Stream?"
a...Jones County - Trenton
The Cullasaja River is located in what county?
Mars Hill College is located in what mountain county?
The towns of Columbus and Saluda are situated in what county?
What county was formed from Caswell County in 1791?
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?
What county shares the name of a special wine region?
Where was former US Senator Jesse Helms born?
Where was PBS luminary Charlie Rose born?
What county boasts novelist Reynolds Price as a native son?
What county is home to the National Railroad Museum and Hall of Fame?
Where was Senator Elizabeth Dole born?
What county is headquarters of the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad?
a...Swain - Bryson City
What county contains the townships of Big Lick and Almond?
What county is home of St. Andrews College and the John Blue Cotton Festival?
Where were singer Donna Fargo and actor Andy Griffith born?
What county is home to Hanging Rock State Park and the Sauratown Mountains?