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From Space Flights to Starry Nights at PARI

The mountains of western North Carolina hold many secrets. One, a site in the Pisgah National Forest, has led lives as a space-age relic, a Cold War stronghold, and, today, a science center.
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20 Best-Kept Secrets of the N.C. High Country

North Carolina’s High Country—composed of six mountain counties—is such a well-known tourist destination you might think you’ve seen all there is to see there.
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6 College Towns in North Carolina

Just because a city has a university doesn’t mean it’s a college town. A college town is different. The relationship is closer. This fall, see if you can spot the intersection between campus and community in these college towns — three that have long defined the term in North Carolina, and three you might not expect.
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An Ode to the College Town: Davidson

More than points on a map, college towns are safe havens for intellectual curiosity. They’re the treasured places where we pause to think, grow, and learn.
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The Rural Academy Theater

Why would a band of performers traverse western North Carolina in a wagon? Because in entertainment, delivery matters.
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A Love Letter to North Carolina

Drew Perry has a crush on North Carolina, and he doesn’t care who knows it. To illustrate his ode to the Old North State, we sent artist Suzanne Cabrera to paint the scenes of some of the writer’s favorite memories.
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Wright Proud: The Wright Brothers’ Legacy in N.C.

How 2 men, 12 seconds, and 1 monument changed North Carolina forever.

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Travel Ideas from Our Partners: September 2014

Don’t miss these great travel ideas and specials from our partners this September.
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Out and About: September 2014

Whether you’re looking for art, music, or food, there is plenty to do this month in North Carolina.
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10 Ways to Spend Your Labor Day in North Carolina

North Carolinians are celebrating Labor Day with lots of food, family, and fun.
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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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