The North Carolina Nature Conservancy manages 55,799 acres of land and protects 370,000 more. Each year it conducts over sixty field trips into natural areas, including the Green Swamp and Black River, to give people a closer look at nature.
A 31-foot-tall dogwood tree, discovered in Sampson County by A. J. Bullard of Mount Olive, has been declared the nation's tallest by the National Register of Big Trees. The dogwood has a circumference of 144 inches and crown spread of 48 feet.
It would be easier to list the things Billy Arthur hasn't done in his 86 years than to list those he has. One thing that has endeared him to people across the state is his writing for 62 years for OUR STATE magazine.
After a 40-year hiatus, minor league baseball teams are making a major comeback; Cities such as Charlotte, Greensboro, Durham, Winston-Salem, and Asheville all have teams and good attendance at games. This article recounts the history of minor league baseball in North Carolina and why it made a comeback.
If one has the urge to visit the big city, it can be done without leaving the state's borders by journeying to such places as Gaston County's Dallas, Lincoln County's Denver, Nash County's Nashville, and other same name towns.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gardner-Webb College, Winston-Salem State University, East Carolina University, and Appalachian State University provide, in addition to the football game, a unique environment to enjoy it in.