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North Carolina has total of 100 counties and the city of Raleigh is the state Capital. The state is located on what is known as the Atlantic Seaboard of the United States and in the Southeastern part of the US. Its bordering states are South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia. North Carolina was one of the original 13 colonies and was one of the last of the Confederate states to declare secession from the Union.

The world’s first air flight by the Wright Brothers in 1903 took place in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. The largest population of Native Americans East of the Mississippi River is located in North Carolina, with eight tribes being represented. These are the Coharie, Eastern Band of the Cherokee, Haliwa-Saponi, Lumbee, Meherrin, Sappony, Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation & last but certainly not least the Waccamaw-Siouan.

There is a vast range of elevations in NC, ranging from sea level on the coast and extending almost 6,700 feet in the mountain areas. The climate ranges are vast as you might well guess. The coastal area temperatures are influenced by the Atlantic Ocean, and most of NC falls into a humid subtropical zone, even the mountain areas, which are located some 300 miles from the coast, fall within a subtropical highland climate zone.

North Carolina has a wide variety of religions or spirituality population, with the vast majority being Baptist. North Carolina farmers are amongst some of the best and most dedicated. Their produce ranges from poultry & eggs, tobacco, hogs/pigs, milk, nursery stock, cattle, sweet potatoes & soybeans, which are either sold to the markets, the Farmers Market or exported. Unfortunately a lot of our manufacturing jobs have been lost to overseas competition where labor is cheap and sometimes very dirty, but that is the price we Americans pay for wanting cheaper products.

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