Being granted the permission to start a colony in (modern - day) North Carolina, King Charles || decided to name this State to honor his father - Charles - which is derived from the Latin word Carolus, which is how we get Carolina in the English.
Founded in Winston - Salem
All About Water
Having around 1,500 lakes equaling around 10 acres, as well as fresh water streams stretching 37,000 miles - North Carolina is definitely a place of nature's pure beauty!
Hitting his first professional home run in Fayetteville, North Carolina - Babe Ruth definitely made his mark! March 7, 1914
North Carolina Seafood Festival
Morehead City - Annual Seafood Festival!
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