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Five Last-Minute Day Trips in North Carolina

Even if you don’t have the time to take a weeklong summer vacation, you’re still in luck. There are fantastic day trip destinations all across our state.
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The Cows of Iredell County

Iredell has been our leading cow county since state agriculture records were first kept, counting more than 300 dairies by the mid-’50s. The number of farms here has diminished now to about 45, but not our appreciation for these dairy queens — and the families who love them.
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In Search of the Brown Mountain Lights

Are the mysterious lights people have seen around Brown Mountain a natural phenomenon? Extraterrestrial orbs? Shared hallucinations? An elaborate hoax? Regardless of their origin, the legend continues to grow with each successive generation – year after year, night after night.
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Quarter Moon Books

Part café, part boutique, the heart of this Topsail Beach shop has always been books.

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Out and About: June 2014

Whether you’re looking for a gallery walk or an adventure obstacle course on the beach, there is plenty to do this month in North Carolina.
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Out and About: May 2014

From the mountains to the coast, here’s our Carolina calendar for May 2014.

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10 Ways to Get On The Water in N.C.

The coolest place during a North Carolina summer is anywhere on or in the water.
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10 Places for Animal Lovers in N.C.

North Carolina offers a variety of ways to catch of glimpse at some of nature’s most beautiful creatures.
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10 Ways to Go Beyond the Beach in N.C.

What do you do when you’ve had enough sun and sand? Here are a few ways to take in a different side of the beach.
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100 Ways To Get Outdoors In North Carolina

Whether you’re hiking up our mountains or winding down at our wineries, there are plenty of ways to enjoy North Carolina’s great outdoors.
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10 N.C. Creameries to Explore and Enjoy

There’s a new crop of cheese makers, connoisseurs, and consumers who are making room for real cheese at our tables. Enjoy exploring and eating at these North Carolina creameries.
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