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Hopscotch Design Festival

Be inspired by people designing the future at this inaugural festival in Raleigh Sept. 3-4, featuring more than 30 speakers and presentations.

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    At Mast General Store and other country stores in the High Country, there's an old-time hospitality that keeps locals and visitors coming back.

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    This popular outdoor drama in Boone dramatizes the settlement of western North Carolina.
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    Visit the mountains to go rafting, zip line, slip down a natural water slide, golf, fly fish and more. Brought to you by Hot Springs Resort & Spa.
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    The recently moved and restored 1886 Roanoke River Lighthouse in Edenton is the last lighthouse of its kind in the world.
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    In the center of the state, you'll find award-winning spas and dining, a range of sports and cultural attractions, theme parks, historic sites and outdoor fun.

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    In addition to stunning scenery, the Brevard area boasts world-class mountain biking, whitewater kayaking, fly fishing, rock climbing and more.

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    Plan a weekend getaway to this Heart of North Carolina city to enjoy wild animals, local barbecue, zip lining, antiquing and a thriving arts community.

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Cradle of 'Cue

Cradle of 'Cue

North Carolina, long the world’s premiere bastion of barbecue, celebrates its heritage and diversity with a map of some of state’s perfect pits.

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North Carolina State Parks

North Carolina State Parks

With 32 state parks and recreation areas to visit, you’re never far from stargazing, fishing, camping, horseback riding and rock climbing.

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Cherohala Skyway

Cherohala Skyway

This 45-minute drive in the Great Smoky Mountains is often compared to the Blue Ridge Parkway because of its scenic natural landscapes.

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