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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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Travel

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Corolla’s Castle: The Whalehead Club

Today, Whalehead in historic Corolla stands quietly. But in the Roaring ’20s, when a wealthy industrialist and his wife built their dream home here on the Outer Banks, the Art Nouveau manse hummed — thanks to the couple’s reveling guests and the house’s electric power, which wouldn’t reach the rest of the island for 40 more years.
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Travel Ideas from Our Partners: July 2014

Don’t miss these great travel ideas and specials from our partners this July.
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North Carolina Summer Festival Spotlight:
July 2014

Take it from the fish out of water who’s playing the blues: A cool July starts with this guide to North Carolina’s mid-summer festivals.
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Carolina Skies: Stargazing at the Cline Observatory

For astronomy experts and enthusiasts, exploring our state means more than looking around — it means looking up.
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A Note on Ocracoke: The Ocrafolk Festival

The mark of a good festival is a marriage between venue and music.
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Beat the Heat: 10 Places To Cool Off In N.C.

Feeling the summer heat? We offer 10 places to cool off while exploring North Carolina.
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Five Triad Hiking Trails You Shouldn’t Miss

You wouldn’t believe how easy it is to find a great place to hike in the Triad region. Whether you’re an avid hiker or just getting started, here are five trails we recommend you try.
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Cowboy Camp: Clear Creek Ranch

Rex Frederick brought his dream of riding and roping to western North Carolina 20 years ago and created Clear Creek Ranch. He hung up his spurs this year, but his dude ranch still provides the most authentic “out West” experience east of the Pecos.
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Move Over, Pimento: Celebrating North Carolina Cheese

Used to be, the cheese we made was mostly mayonnaise. But now, there’s a new crop of cheesemakers, connoisseurs, and consumers who are making room for real cheese at our tables.
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North Carolina Summer Festival Spotlight:
June 2014

Not one holiday, but dozens of festive gatherings define a summer. This is the story of our celebrations.
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