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Facts for North Carolina’s Piedmont Region

Jul. 13, 2017

Covering nearly one half of North Carolina in the central part of the state, the Piedmont is an area of gently rolling foothills with the occasional boulder or unexpected rock outcropping. The…

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North Carolina Facts and Figures

Jul. 12, 2017

From the misty mountains to the sunny coast, the North Carolina travel experience offers endless dimensions of natural beauty, urban vitality, history, arts and culture, outdoor adventure, culinary

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Facts for North Carolina’s Coastal Region

Jul. 10, 2017

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is one of 10 lighthouses operating on North Carolina’s coast and the tallest in America at 208 feet. The candy-cane-striped structure projects light more than 20 miles out…

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Firsts, Lasts and Other Civil War Facts

Jul. 10, 2017

On May 20, 1861, North Carolina became the last state to pass an ordinance of secession. (Tennessee was technically the last state to secede because its ordinance required ratification, which came…

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Shine Time on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Jul. 10, 2017

Traffic counts on the Blue Ridge Parkway peak in October, but summer is high season for overnight visitors, according to National Park Service statistics. Without the dazzling foliage along…

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Wine Industry Facts

Jul. 7, 2017

North Carolina is home to more than 160 wineries. The number of wineries has more than quadrupled since 2001. The industry has two focuses — native muscadine grapes and European-style vinifera…

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