North Carolina solders stood fast in a battle when the solders from other states ran away. After the battle, the North Carolina solders told them "You need to put some tar on your heels." After that, the other solders called the North Carolina solders, "Tar Heels."
Tornadoes affect North Carolina in much the same way the affect other states. They cause damage, destruction, and power outages on a localized scale. Because it is not as tornado-prone as other States, North Carolina does not allocate as many resources to tornado preparation.
North Carolina has some beautiful gardens. You can find paw paw trees and pitcher plants in North Carolina along with many other native plants there. http://www.ncwildflower.org/native_plants/recommendations
The state bird of North Carolina, is the Cardinal. These birds are a vibrant red color with a black circle around their beak. The reason the Cardinal is North Carolina's state bird is because the Cardinal stays in North Carolina during all season's unlike in many other states.
the civil war effected north carolina because there were 120,000 people who went to war, and 40,000 of them died (just in NC) also, north carolina provided food, weapons, and other supplies for the soldiers.