It's been around since 1885. It's not awful. But it's not memorable, either. So, what do you do about that? Anything?
Give us what we want: a pig on the flag.
Check out the Wilkes County seal/flag. Presumptuous: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilkes_County,_North_Carolina#/media/File%3AWilkes_County_Seal.png
I dig the flag. I guess the two college students could have been in an endless TikTok worm hole instead. Time better spent? Maybe not.
This flag design ignores every guideline from the OAAA (Outdoor Advertising Association of America), but then there were no billboards at the time, of course. Still, one important guideline is, "Set the design at the end of a long hallway, then find out whether you can easily read it from the other end of the hall." I used to instruct my graphic designers to get up from their computer screens and try to read the message from waaaaay across the room before sending it out for approval. Whenever I did this for the first time, they often looked at me like I had horns and one eye.
All it takes is one look at their ideas, and it's very easy to just throw this whole premise on the trash pile. These guys stink at what they do and should find another line of work.
“First in Cheerwine!” Or “Best BBQ” or both.
That said, Wales has the best national flag. NC doesn’t have a dragon (don’t go down the rabbit hole on NC Dragons, Grand or otherwise), but we do have a variety of animals and plants (as say Lebanon’s tree).
The most unique plant to NC is the Venus Flytrap! Release the license plate (Sen Rabon) and put a version of that image on the flag!
No way do we need a new flag. I can start a list of PLENTY of things that we do need. A flag wouldn't even make the top 100.
From an out-of-towner: “Bojangle's is the first thing that comes to mind for NC. Keep it yellow and red, with blue and white highlights.”
If you are looking to find a great source to buy your state or American flag or make your own - look no further than Hillsborough NC and Carrot-Top https://www.Carrot-Top.com
What a coincidence the Bern, Switzerland flag link is hosted on matthewdicks.com....
The (great) CGP Grey graded all the state flags in a video a few months ago. I wonder if the students were inspired by his video or if there has been a lot of discussion about the flag in general that he picked up on? He’s from North Carolina but currently lives in London.
CGP Grey weighed in on ALL the state flags a while back...ours was...meh. https://youtu.be/l4w6808wJcU
Honestly, I've always liked the "N ★ C", even if two of those three marks are objectively letters they have a very non-letter vibe, y'know? That said, the Guilford Courthouse flag is my favorite of our "yeah that probably didn't happen either" Revolutionary War-era legends and I think it'd be cool to have a design based on it
Maybe they could do something about the state seal while they’re at it. Why is that woman holding up a worn out broom?
I'm fine with changing the colors and layout and getting rid of the star. But it should keep the NC and the dates - just as long as they change the May 20th, 1775 date to May 31st, 1775 for the Mecklenburg Resolves.
In case anyone is wondering about the Hoke County seal -- I'm pretty sure the illustration in the center of the seal is a bale of longleaf pine needles, aka, pine straw. A commodity here in the Sandhills.