North Carolina - The Tar Heel State
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North Carolina has a wide range of elevations, from sea level on the coast to 6,684 feet (2,037 m) at Mount Mitchell, the highest point in the Eastern US. The climate of the coastal plains is strongly influenced by the Atlantic Ocean. Most of the state falls in the humid subtropical climate zone. More than 300 miles (500 km) from the coast, the western, mountainous part of the state has a subtropical highland climate.

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North Carolina: One of the fastest growing States. Lake Mead and the surrounding area are becoming a popular tourist destination along with the Eastern coastline and the barrier islands (Nag`s Head). Great scenery on the Blue Ridge Parkway, in the western region of the state, to a popular biking area at Fletcher Creek which is close to Asheville.
Driving I77 thru the rolling hills near Charlotte is quite different compared to I95 in the east where it is normally quite flat.

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Statesville where Scots-Irish Presbyterians and German Lutherans, who originally settled in Pennsylvania, began arriving in Statesville to plant crops in the fertile soil where game and water were also plentiful. Or
Charlotte has become a major U.S. financial center, and is now the second largest banking center in the United States after New York City. A second nickname derives from the American Revolutionary War, when the British occupied the city but were driven out by hostile residents, prompting him to write that Charlotte was "a hornet's nest of rebellion", leading to the nickname The Hornet's Nest, or
Wilson which was once widely known as "The World’s Greatest Tobacco Market", Wilson enjoys a diverse economy today, with a healthy mix of agriculture, manufacturing, commercial, and service businesses, or
Fayetteville which has received the prestigious All-America City Award from the National Civic League three times. Fayetteville is in the Sandhills in the western part of the Coastal Plain region, on the Cape Fear River, or
Rocky Mount which has a growing arts community. The city operates the Maria V. Howard Arts Center, a Children's Museum & Science Center, and a Community Theater at the Imperial Centre for Arts & Sciences.

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