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Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.

Dogwood, Longleaf Pine, Plott Hound, Channel Bass, Gray Squirrel......and Stock Racing?

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What do all the words in the title have in common? They are official state symbols. Pierce relates how a grassroots movement by Lake Norman Elementary School in Mooresville resulted in the NC General Assembly passing and Governor Beverly Perdue signing a law making stock car racing a state symbol. Why? Many sports played in the state originated elsewhere, but stock car racing has the deepest historical connection to the sport than any other state.
Tar Heel Junior Historian (NoCar F 251 T3x), Vol. 51 Issue 1, Fall 2011, p20-22, il, por