I had these stamps in mind when I did the lettering - so thought something angular would be better than a script. This one doesn't have much wow, but it's fine. Tomorrow will show what happened when I tried a script. And then the third one will be back to angular - with some checkerboarding.
The main tip I see on this one is how it's nice to let the letters touch. The UR in Durham and the NC doesn't touch. I've learned that it doesn't work to connect a C to a straight stroke. It looks like K. And I'm fine with a few places that break the rule, if you have decided to make every letter touch.
Lettering rules do not have to be hard and fast.
Do not pour liquid into a hot Pyrex dish is most definitely a hard and fast rule. Add to that...do not EVER set a hot Pyrex dish on anything that might have some moisture. Ever. I think the sound of exploding Pyrex is almost more upsetting than the mess you have to clean up.