Know Your NC Cities – Part 1

What’s the name of the city between Greensboro and Winston Salem that no one cares about?

Give up?
The correct answer is High Point, NC. If you didn’t know that, then perhaps you should check out Part 1 of my quasi-regular column entitled “Know Your NC Cities”. This week, we’ll see how High Point can change from a city I don’t care about to a city I hate.

Let’s get our learn on.

Here are some quick fun facts about High Point, NC:

High Point has a population of 92,000 people. Not too shabby. Even more impressive, the population spikes to 205,000 when Whitesnake performs at the nearby Greensboro Coliseum.

High Point sits at an elevation of 926 meters above sea level. Interestingly enough, that’s exactly how high you can stack shit.

High Point is the only city in NC that is spread among 4 counties; Davidson, Guilford, Forsyth, and Randolph. The city’s boundaries were drawn this way because the city’s high welfare burden was too much to place on 3 counties.

High Point leads the nation in moustaches per square foot.

The average temperature during a High Point summer is 82 degrees, which attributes to High Point’s ranking as the number one purchaser of above ground swimming pools and styrofoam coolers.

High Point has a booming furniture industry. Long ago the people of the region were too poor to purchase couches to sit their fat asses on, so they built them by hand.

High Point is the home of High Point University. There, dozens of students spend their formative years studying subjects ranging from cigarette smoking to do-it-yourself window tinting.

Hope you enjoyed this installment of “Know Your NC Cities”.  I hope you learned as much as I did.  If there’s a city you’d like to know more about, let me know and we’ll get educated together.  Until next time…

4 thoughts on “Know Your NC Cities – Part 1”

  1. Michelle has requested her beloved “hometown” that we call New Bern. If you can’t keep a straight face while doing this one, I’ll be much obliged to take a shot. (I have tons of material, seeing that I’ve been there for the past 2 Christmas + major white people holidays).

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