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North Carolina State Colors:

State colors on license plate - click to see all cultural symbols
Blue and red North Carolina license plate - photo by Norm Russo
(used by permission). See All State Cultural Symbols.

Red and Blue

North Carolina designated red and blue as the official state colors in 1945 (of shades appearing in the state flag and the National flag).

North Carolina colors - click to see all cultural symbols
North Carolina colors. See All State Cultural Symbols.

No specific meanings were attached to the colors in the legislation, but traditionally colors do have specific meanings in heraldic devices such as seals, coats of arms, and flags. Although the National flag also had no meaning specified to the colors, the Great Seal of the United States does:

Red - a symbol of hardiness and valour

White - signifies purity and innocence

Blue - signifies vigilance, perseverance & justice (also the color of the Chief )

North Carolina's flag - click to see all state flags
State colors on the flag of North Carolina. See All State Flags.
Source:
State Symbols - Colors - Red and Blue: NC State Library
Links:
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North Carolina Symbols & Icons

mammal - dog
bird - reptile
flower - plant
insect - shell
horse - fish 1 - 2
tree 1 - 2
wildflower - soil
rock - stone
fruit - vegetable
berries: red blue

flag - seal
quarter - motto
colors- language
name - nickname
pottery - boat
song - theater
dance 1 - 2
tartan - beverage
academy
festivals - toast
 

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