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"The biggest, tallest, truest tale in NASCAR history happened in 1953 on a half-mile dirt track in Hickory. A monkey named Jocko Flocko beat 26 other drivers to take home the checkered flag. Even in the vast lore of NASCAR, a sport known for its boisterous bootleggers and daredevil drivers, the true tale of Jocko Flocko, the only monkey ever to win a stock-car race, laps the field and beats them all."

Fastest Monkey in the World: Jocko Flocko

The biggest tale in NASCAR history happened in 1953 on a half-mile dirt track in Hickory. A monkey named Jocko Flocko beat 26 other drivers to take home the checkered flag.

May 20, 1929: the first candidates for the North Carolina State #HighwayPatrol reported to Camp Glenn in #MoreheadCity

May the first candidates for the North Carolina State reported to Camp Glenn in

North Carolina State Bird

Flight of Fancy: The Carolina Parakeet

The cardinal represents North Carolina, but maybe a vanished breed, the Carolina Parakeet, should be our state bird.

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This History of Black History Month

“On February four African American college students sat down at a lunch counter at Woolworth’s in Greensboro, North Carolina, and p.

Dean Ruedrich Historic Preservationist in Louisburg, NC

Old-Wall Overhaul

Architectural restorer Dean Ruedrich judges a society by how it treats the past. So when the North Carolina Museum of History asked him to restore some…

By wagon and on foot, settlers traveled the Great Wagon Road southward in search of land and prosperity, spurring the expansion of North Carolina. Continue reading »

The Ride South

By wagon and on foot, settlers traveled the Great Wagon Road southward in search of land and prosperity, spurring the expansion of North Carolina. For State Road N.

Water Ways

Water Ways

If you wanted to fish or duck hunt in Currituck County and its namesake sound, you needed to know the man who knew the water.

Food Town | Our State Magazine. The Salisbury grocery chain that became Food Lion began as a community effort.

The History of Food Lion

Food Lion was first opened as Food Town in by Wilson Smith, Ralph Ketner and Brown Ketner located in Salisbury, NC. On and due to hundreds of other stores at the time being called Food Town, Ralph Ketner decided to rename the company Food Lion.

If you are a Nascar fan, this is the place for you!  Learn about the history of Nascar while taking your turn working in the pits!

If you are a Nascar fan, this is the place for you! Learn about the history of Nascar while taking your turn working in the pits!

Preservation Villages: Corolla Village | Our State Magazine

Preservation Villages: Corolla Village

Preservation Villages: Corolla Village – Our State Magazine

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