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					North Carolina
  The Tar Heel State
 Raleigh / Charlotte / Durham
(part of the “research triangle”)
The Biltmore: built as the biggest personal home
   in the United States – today is a museaum
Cape Hatteras
Mt. Mitchell – highest in east
Smokey Mountains (west)
Cherokee, North Carolina
Leads nation in tobacco production
Big producer of furniture
                        
              North Carolina is known for
                its decades of furniture
              design and manufacturing.
               Over 60% of all furniture
              manufactured in the U.S. is
                made within a 200 mile
                 radius of central North
                   Carolina. Each year
               thousands of visitors tour
                the numerous discount
              stores, galleries, and home
                   furnishings centers
Kitty Hawk – Site of the Wright
       brothers first flight
Blackbeard: pirate who hid:
    in the “outer banks
Roanoke Island (The “Lost Colony”)
U.N.C.: Oldest U.S. State University
    Called the “Tar Heel State” because:

   Some Civil War soldiers
    took off and ran instead
    of fight. It was said they
    forgot to “tar their heels”
    so they’d stick to the
    ground”

				
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