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Asheville Area- Spectacular mountain scenery, beautiful rushing waters, countless museums, historical sites, state and national lands, cultural events and the famous Biltmore Estate are concentrated in this area.
Charlotte Area- Located in North Carolina's southern Piedmont area, Charlotte is one of the south's fastest growing business communities. The area rests at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains offering a variety of vacation and employment opportunities.
Fayetteville Area- Fayetteville is located in the southern Piedmont area of the state offering a pleasant environment for many of our nation's military personnel. It is home of Fort Bragg Army Base and Pope Air Force Base. Fort Bragg boasts a population of over 60,000 individuals while Pope Air Force Base has a peacetime population of over 6,500 people. It was settled in the 1730's and became a military town during World War I. It also has Revolutionary and Civil War history.
New Bern Area- New Bern is the second oldest town in North Carolina. It was settled in 1710 at the confluence of the Neuse and Trent Rivers by German and Swiss immigrants who purchased the land from the Tuscarora Indians. They supported themselves by shipping tar pitch and turpentine to New England, England and the West Indies. Shortly thereafter, New Bern became the state's first capitol and the center of politics.
Outer Banks Area- Elizabeth City is known for its favorable climate and proximity to the Outer Banks. The area is rich in history and offers diverse recreation and business opportunities due to its location on the Pasquotank River which rests above the Albemarle Sound.
Roanoke Rapids Area- The Roanoke Rapids area provides a doorway from the north. Located on the Virginia and North Carolina state lines and along I-95, Roanoke Rapids has millions of people pass through its town each year.
The Triad Area- The Triad is located in the northern Piedmont area of the state. Comprising Winston, Salem, Greensboro and the High Point area, it is home to the once thriving tobacco industry. It is also home to the finest furniture makers in America. In addition, the area has an interesting Revolutionary and Civil War history.
The Triangle Area- The Triangle gets its name because of the research triangle which includes Raleigh, Durham and the university town of Chapel Hill. This area has grown enormously in the last few years leaving "locals" struggling to hang on to their history and green space.
Wilmington Area- Wilmington is located in the southeastern corner of North Carolina between the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean. It is the cultural, medical, educational and economic center of this region and known for its historic preservation and close proximity to area beaches.

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Description - North Carolina's communities range from small mountain towns like Dillsboro, to coastal tourist centers such as Wilmington, to the large bustling metropolitans areas of Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham and Winston-Salem. Each community offers something unique, often proud of their heritage and displayed through local monuments and historic markers. Outdoor recreation is graced in practically every community of the state due to the large number of lakes, reservoirs, creeks, sounds, coves and rivers that travel from one end of the state to the other.

Recreation - North Carolinians love to celebrate their heritage through hundreds of local festivals and yearly celebrations. Public and private lands owners work hand and hand to offer visitors every imaginable recreation opportunity ranging from golf, to cold water trout fishing, to primitive camping, to hang gliding lessons and more. North Carolina has something to offer every age group and preference.

Climate - North Carolina has a temperate climate with mild winters and long fall and spring months. Summers can be hot and humid, especially in the piedmont and coastal plain region, which don't get relief from coastal breezes or higher elevations.

The state receives various amounts of precipitation ranging from 30 to 100 inches of rain annually. Transylvania lies in southwestern North Carolina and is deemed the land of waterfalls. This mountainous region receives nearly 8 feet of rain each year.

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North Carolina - The terrain of this southern state varies from east to west. Travelers can explore barrier islands in the Atlantic Ocean and 6,000 foot mountains in the Appalachians without leaving the North Carolina State boundaries.

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