From the Winter 2009 Mt. Olive (NC) Pickles Food for Thought publication.
Just a little bit of "North Carolina's deliciously intriguing history. From the invention of Pepsi to babe Ruth's first home run, the state known for its natural wonders also boasts an impressive list of facts and firsts."
Here are some:
** KRISPY KREME DOUGHNUTS was founded in Winston-Salem in 1936.
** THE BILTMORE IN ASHEVILLE is America's largest house.
** North Carolina was the FIRST STATE in the nation to establish a STATE MUSEUM OF ART.
** BABE RUTH hit his first professional home run in Fayetteville in 1914.
** North Carolina is the home of the OLDEST PUBLIC STATE UNIVERSITY in the U.S..
And, That's Not All. --RoadDog