The sport of golf is observing its 100th anniversary in the state. Four top ten courses were designed by master architect Donald Ross. His Pinehurst No. 2, which opened in 1907, is rated number one in a poll by NORTH CAROLINA magazine.
Located in Boone, Wilcox Natural Products is the country's biggest buyer and distributor of roots, herbs, and bark. Currently the company supplies 40 percent of the world market for botanical products, including goldenseal and wild cherry bark.
The North Carolina Zoological Park near Asheboro has 1,500 acres containing 61,000 plants, over 100 kinds of birds, and 1,000 animals. One of the country's largest walk-through zoos, it attracts 900,000 visitors annually.
From the oldest, Manteo's THE LOST COLONY (1937) to the youngest, Polkton's RIPPLE IN THE WATER (1993), eleven outdoor dramas across the state provide entertaining evenings as well as fascinating state history.
Less than 20 women among the nation's 300 Division 1 colleges and universities are athletic directors. Judith Rose, athletic director at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte since 1990, is known as a straightforward, no-nonsense administrator.
William C. Friday is one of those individuals who has found success in two different areas, as president of the University of North Carolina System and as host of the popular public television show \"North Carolina People.\"