From the July 2012 North Carolina Our State Magazine by Michael Graff.
I was born in the state and many of my family still live here. I'm visiting at the beach right now. This is a list of things every North Carolinian can be proud of. I'm mostly just listing them, but will go into detail of a few.
1. Blue Ridge Parkway
2. Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
3. Cheerwine-- Salisbury's finest pop, well around here,soda. When President Eisenhower imbibed, he exclaimed, "Ike likes."
4. Mast General Store-- Generally very general. I'm not real sure about this one.
5. Cape Fear River-- all 202 miles of it
6. Appalachian Tral
7. Grandfather Mountain
8. Interstate 40-- A superslab? Give me a break. All 420 miles and 176 exits. Don't get caught going from the airport to Raleigh during rush hour. World's largest parking lot.
9. Loggehead Sea Turtles
10. Biltmore House