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Illustration of Daniel Boone, the North Carolina Frontiersman

Forging a Frontiersman

In the hills of North Carolina, a young Daniel Boone strengthened his fishing and hunting skills. Each spring, a Davie County town pays tribute to his family’s influence.

Dogwood blossom


Throughout April, North Carolinians celebrate the delicate blossoms that leaf out on dogwood trees with festivals and fanfare across the state.

Illustration of Shad Fish and a number 1 trophy

Best in Shad

When a beloved catch returns to North Carolina’s fresh waters to spawn, residents of a Pitt County town set their sights — and lines — on an annual spring celebration.

The Appalachian Trail through Roan Highlands.

Appalachian Trail

Home to the tallest peaks along the near 2,200-mile route, North Carolina’s stretch of Appalachian Trail draws both thru-hikers and day-trippers for mountain views and tranquility.

Nina Simone

Nina Simone

For this legendary musician, the path to stardom — and civil rights activism — began during her early childhood in Tryon.

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