From the original guide
Off the shores of the low country, both within the sounds and outside the great barrier reef, are many varieties of fish. Cape Hatteras, where the warm Gulf Stream leaves the Atlantic coast and turns northeast, marks the dividing line in coastal waters between the habitat of cold-water fishes such as the common mackerel, sea herring, cod, and haddock, and that of the warm-water fishes such as snapper, Spanish mackerel, and great barracuda.
North Carolina Facts

Date of Statehood: November 21, 1789
State Capital: Raleigh
Nickname: Tar Heel State
State Dog: Plott Hound
State Vegetable: Sweet Potato

Bordering States

South Carolina
Virginia