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North Carolina

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  1. North Carolina The Tar Heel State

  2. Raleigh / Charlotte / Durham(part of the “research triangle”)

  3. The Biltmore: built as the biggest personal home in the United States – today is a museaum

  4. Cape Hatteras

  5. Mt. Mitchell – highest in east

  6. Smokey Mountains (west)

  7. Cherokee, North Carolina

  8. Leads nation in tobacco production

  9. 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

  10. Kitty Hawk – Site of the Wright brothers first flight

  11. Blackbeard: pirate who hid:in the “outer banks

  12. Roanoke Island (The “Lost Colony”)

  13. U.N.C.: Oldest U.S. State University

  14. 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”