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What Part Of North Carolina Fits You?

Are you like your neighbor? Our State and the Elon Poll asked people across the state about their likes, dislikes, and opinions on all things N.C. The results tell us which counties people with similar answers tend to live.

Take the quiz below to see what county is home to folks like you.
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Reggie’s Flower Shoppe in Lexington

Reggie Walser, Welcome’s best-known florist, has been arranging every kind of bloom since he was 3. And he’s not stopping anytime soon.
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Shearline Boatworks in Morehead City

A Morehead City business spends nearly a year making each custom-built boat that bears its brand.
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Brushy Mountain Smokehouse & Creamery

Smoked barbecue is paired with homemade ice cream at this Wilkes County restaurant.
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Woodleaf Tomato Festival

Visit Rowan County for a taste of one community’s iconic crop.
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5 Things to Do in N.C. This August

5 Things Every North Carolinian Should Do in August

From “The Art of the Brick” LEGO art exhibit in Alamance to the 44th Snead’s Ferry Shrimp Festival, read the 5 things to do in N.C. this summer from our August 2013 issue.
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Grits

Grits

Some grits recipes are passed down for generations. Other flavorful preparations are created in the kitchens of innovative chefs. Then there are those newfound traditions born from curiosity and happenstance.
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Kudzu

More than a hundred years ago, Japanese arrowroot — aka kudzu — found a home in porch-side flower beds across the South. No one suspected the lush vine with the pretty purple flowers was a monster hell-bent on devouring everything in its path.
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Screen Doors

Screen Doors

Its mission may seem simple — keep out bugs and let in breeze — but on a sultry summer day, a screen door is sublime. Comprising little more than wire mesh, a wooden frame, and a handful of hardware, it creates a barrier and an invitation, and an unmistakable sound that defines summer.
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Shrimp and Grits in North Carolina

Where to find five distinct versions shrimp and grits in North Carolina.
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Five Favorite Appalachian Trail Hikes in North Carolina

Three hundred miles of the Appalachian Trail cut through North Carolina, offering you plenty of options for day, weekend or week-long hikes.
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