1953-- Warner Stamey opens his first restaurant in Greensboro. He begins serving hush puppies, which are perhaps the only olive-branch between the supporters of Eastern-style 'cue and Lexington-style 'cue.
1958-- Lay's barbecue flavored potato chips are developed. Their generic barbecue flavor is probably more appealing in states where barbecue sauce tastes more like gym socks.
1982-- Reidsville restaurant Short Sugar's is declared the winner of NC/SC Barbecue Bowl, forever settling the debate: North Carolina certifiably has better barbecue.
And, I Would Be Willing to bet there Are Some South Carolinians Who Just Might Not Agree With the Last Statement. --RoadDog