State Song: The state song is "The Old North State."
State Motto: The state motto is "Esse Quam Videri" which means "To Be Rather Than To Seem."
State Toast: Here's to the land of the long leaf pine, the summer land where the sun doth shine; where the weak grow strong and the strong grow great, here's to Down Home - the Old North State!
State Average Yearly Rainfall: 50 inches
State Average Summer and Winter Temperatures: Summer: 70 Degrees Fahrenheit Winter: 41 Degrees Fahrenheit
Sanford's Latitude and Longitude: 35 1/2 Degrees North by 79 Degrees West
Average Noon-time Temperature during Gritzley's Visits: 72 Degrees Fahrenheit
Total Rainfall During Gritzley's Visit: 0.53 inches
Name Of U.S.A Congressional Representative: Robert Etheridge
State Governor: The state governor is Mike Easley. He was elected in the election of 2000.
Interstate Highways Close to School: US 1 and 15 - 501
One Thing Gritzley Knows Now That He Didn't Know Prior To His Visit: Sanford is the brick capital of the world and the elevation is 248 feet. Lee County is named after Robert E. Lee. We call Sanford the heart of North Carolina because it is located in the middle of the state. Two well-known literary figures from North Carolina are William Sidney Porter (pen name O. Henry) and Charles Kuralt, who is buried nearby in Chapel Hill.