"Esse quam videri"  
     "To Be Rather than to Seem"

Date Admitted:  1789 (12th) 
Capital:  Raleigh  
Largest City:  Charlotte 
Population: 7,425,183 
State Song:  "The Old North State" 
State Bird:  Cardinal  
State Tree:  Southern Pine 
State Flower:  Dogwood 
Nickname:  The Tarheel State 
State Constitution:  NC Constitution 
Official State Web Page:  North Carolina 
Department of Education:  Schools 
Electronic Library:  North Carolina 

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Links of Interest: 

News and Media 
   Daily Reflector 
   Go Carolinas 
   Mountain Times 
   North Carolina News 
   Carolina Scene Magazine 
   North Carolina Weather 
Travel and Tourism 
   Adventure in the Smokies 
   Cape Fear Coast Convention  
      and Visitors Bureau 
   Carolina Mountains 
   City Travelers 
   Flatlanders' Guide to the  
      Carolina Mountains 
   North Carolina Coastal Guide 
   Official North Carolina  
      Travel Guide 
   Western North Carolina Guide 
   InterStateLink North Carolina 
   North Carolina Highways 
   North Carolina Corner 

History and Community 
   Black Populists in North  
      Carolina: 1876-1896 
   North Carolina Discoveries:  
      The Underground Railroad 
   North Carolina Arts Council 
   North Carolina's Environmental 
      Info Sources 
   Blue Ridge Parkway 
   Cape Hatteras National Seashore 
   Cape Lookout National Seashore 
   Walk in the Woods 
   Nantahala National Forest 
   National Forests in North  


            Adopted in 1885 

Elected Officials  
        Jim Hunt 
        Lauch Faircloth 
        Jesse Helms 
        Eva Clayton -- 1st District  
        Bob Etheridge -- 2nd District 
        Walter Jones -- 3rd District  
        David Price -- 4th District  
        Richard Burr -- 5th District 
        Howard Coble -- 6th District 
        Mike McIntyre -- 7th District 
        W.G. (Bill) Hefner -- 8th District 
        Sue Wilkins Myrick -- 9th District 
        Cass Ballenger -- 10th District 
        Charles Taylor -- 11th District 
        Melvin Watt -- 12th District