North Carolina is the northern counterpart of South Carolina. It is home to the University of North Carolina. It was one of the Confederate States for the Civil War. However, it voted for Barack Obama, a black man, in the 2008 US presidential election.
It is also the high-tech hub of the east, due to the fact there are many software, technology and research companies, especially in the Research Triangle Park area of the State. This disproves the popular theory that everyone south of the Mason-Dixon line is an uneducated hick.
The Chapel Hill-Carrboro area of central North Carolina is particularly liberal. Chapel Hill is also home to The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) and the UNC Tar Heels (Sports). North Carolina is sometimes referred to as the Tar Heel state.
North Carolina PoliticsEdit
North Carolina has one Democratic Senator (Kay Hagan) and one Republican Senator (Richard
Bush Burr) Although North Carolina has recently been more liberal than other southern states, hillbillies unfortunately still represent a good chunk of the voting demographic, which led to the election of annoying Conservative Republican Pat McCrory as Governor in 2012, an gave the state (just barely) to Mitt Romney.
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