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North Carolina Profile

The first European settlement in North Carolina is the famous Lost Colony of Roanoke Island that vanished sometime after 1587. North Carolina is the northern portion of the original 1629 land grant made by England's King Charles I, which was named in his honor (Carolus is Latin for Charles). North Carolina joined the Union in 1789 and is the 12th of the original 13 states. Today, North Carolina is a growing research center and banking state. The capital of the "Tar Heel State" is Raleigh, and the dogwood blossom is the state flower. ...Read more here: North Carolina - The Tar Heel State

Capital City:
Raleigh
Nickname:
Tar Heel State
Motto:
Esse Quam Videri (To Be Rather Than To Seem)
Statehood:
November 21, 1789 (12th)
Origin of State's Name:
Taken from "Carolus," the Latin word for Charles and named after England's King Charles I.
Largest Cities:
Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Durham
Border States:
Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
Land Area:
48,718 sq. mi., 29th largest
State Bird:
Cardinal
State Flower:
American Dogwood (cornus florida)
State Tree:
Longleaf Pine (pinus palustris)
State Song:
The Old North State

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North Carolina Schools

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Elementary Schools

Sandhills Farm Life
(910) 949-2501
2201 Farm Life Rd
Carthage, NC 28327
E E Miller Elementary
(910) 868-2800
1361 Rim Road
Fayetteville, NC 28314

Middle Schools

West Alexander Middle
(828) 495-4611
85 Bulldog Lane
Taylorsville, NC 28681
Selma Middle School
(919) 965-2555
1533 Hwy 301 N
Selma, NC 27576

High Schools

Parkland High
(336) 771-4700
1600 Brewer Road
Winston Salem, NC 27127
Mcdowell High
(828) 652-7920
600 Mcdowell High Drive
Marion, NC 28752

Sex Offender Information for North Carolina

For most citizens, the easiest method to obtain accurate and timely sex offender information for their local area is to visit their state sex offender registry website. States are required to provide this information for free. You do not need to pay for this information.

In North Carolina, the registered sex offenders can be found at http://ncfindoffender.com/disclaimer.aspx. Please be sure to read all the disclaimers provided by the state.

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