Visit the remains of a mysterious shipwreck, the sulfur springs said to promote good health, and the country's very first gold nugget doorstop. Learn how dozens of dachshunds dominate a town on Wiener Dog Day, how Christmas in July is a hot holiday to celebrate, and how locals make melodic mouth music at the International Whistlers Convention. Meet an out of this world ufologist, a quirky exotic animal collecting rancher, and a real life pirate and his homemade ship, definitely a treasure to behold! Whether you're a born and raised North Carolinian or a recent transplant, authors Jon Elliston and Kent Priestley will have you laughing out loud as they introduce you to the neighbors you never knew you had and take you to places you never knew existed, right in your own backyard. - Back cover.