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North Carolina became the 12th state to enter the United States on Nov. 21, 1789. According to the History Channel, it holds the distinction of being "the first state to instruct its delegates to vote for independence from the British crown during the Continental Congress."


Interesting facts about North Carolina include that it became the 12th state to join the Union in November of 1789 and that U.S. presidents Andrew Johnson and James Polk came from this state. The state bird is the cardinal, and the state flower is the dogwood.


Some fun things to do in North Carolina include exploring the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which straddles North Carolina and Tennessee, notes the National Park Service. Spending a day at the Carowinds theme park and touring the eclectic exhibitions of Discovery Place are other options. Caro


Apply for jobs with the State of North Carolina on the state government website. Go to NC.gov and click on the Jobs link on the top of the home page, and then click on the Work for NC link. Search for jobs using the search engine, or browse the list.


The British founded two colonies in North Carolina in the 1850s, but both failed. It was later settled by permanent Virginia settlers, and again became part of a British-founded colony named Carolina.


There are 740 cities in North Carolina. Raleigh is the capital city and Charlotte is the largest city. The state is divided into three regions, known as the Atlantic Coastal Plain, the Appalachian Mountains and the Piedmont region. The cities range in environment from urban centers to rural beach to


Popular local stores in Charlotte, the most inhabited city in North Carolina, include Paper Skyscraper, House of Africa, Center City Green Market and Ten Thousand Villages. North Carolina's second-most populous city of Raleigh features local stores The Green Monkey, Brewsees Eyewear, M & M Tack Shop


NCStateFair.org provides information about the North Carolina State Fair. Fair dates vary from year to year but are typically the two middle weeks of October. As of 2015, admission rates for adults are around $10 and children's rates about $5, with discounts for pre-purchased tickets and military pe


The North Carolina Department of Revenue website has income tax forms and instructions available for download. The "Individual Income Tax Forms and Instructions" page also includes forms for estates, partnerships and trusts.


North Carolina was the 12th state to be granted statehood in the United States, becoming a state on November 21, 1789, with its capital city being Raleigh. The state beverage is milk, the state bird is the cardinal and the state flower is the dogwood.