Located at the corner of Cucumber and Vine Street, in Mount Olive, North Carolina, the Mt. Olive Pickle Company has grown to be the largest independent pickle company in the United States.
Author: Kellie Slappey
During the early 1700s, the Pirate Blackbeard terrorized the seas off the coast of North Carolina and became a notorious villain. His vessel, The Queen Anne’s Revenge, was as equally infamous.
North Carolina is the largest producer of sweet potatoes in the United States. In 2009, North Carolina harvested almost one million pounds of potatoes.
The Barker House was built in 1782 in Edenton, North Carolina, for Thomas and Penelope Barker. Penelope Barker presided over the notorious Edenton Tea Party on October 25, 1774.
Richard Caswell was not only one of the first of delegates chosen to represent North Carolina at the first Continental Congress but he was also the first and fifth governor of the Tar Heel State.
The Halifax Resolves is the name later given to a resolution adopted by the Fourth Provincial Congress of the Province of North Carolina on April 12, 1776. The resolution was a forerunner of the United States Declaration of Independence.
Only a few hundred carnivorous plants are on Earth, and only six of those are native to the United States. One is the Venus Flytrap. It grows along the North Carolina coastline, within a seventy-five mile radius of Wilmington.