** CHARLES KURALT was born and raised in Wilmington.
** North Carolina is the LARGEST PRODUCER OF SWEET POTATOES in the nation.
** North Carolina is the home of the FIRST ENGLISH COLONY in America.
** The VENUS FLYTRAP (not the guy from WKRP) is native to Hamstead (which got its name when George Washington was making his grand tour and a shad bake was planned. No shad were caught so they had ham instead).
** PEPSI was invented in New Bern in 1898.
** MT. OLIVE PICKLE COMPANY was founded in Mt. Olive in 1926.
** The Wright Brothers made their first POWERED FLIGHT at Kitty Hawk in 1903.
Just Some Interesting Stuff. Let 'Em Eat Ham!! --RoadDog