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Calabash, North Carolina

Calabash is a quaint fishing village with a long history and a large reputation. It sits near the mouth of the quiet, crook-necked Calabash River where it joins the Intracoastal Waterway in southeastern North Carolina.  It is the southern most coastal town in the state and is known as the "Seafood Capital of the World."

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Carolina Shores, North Carolina

This Brunswick County town split from its nearest neighbor, Calabash, after battles over city services and ordinances. Despite its name, it sits about five miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean and does not have a shore or beach. It was incorporated in 1998."

Columbus, North Carolina  

Tucked in the Blue Ridge Mountain foothills of southwestern North Carolina, Columbus is nice little town in a growing wine and equestrian region.

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Concord, North Carolina

Only 20 miles northeast of Charlotte in south central North Carolina, comfortable Concord is the Cabarrus County seat and one of the oldest cities in the Charlotte metro area. It started out in 1750 and has boomed by 220% within the last 10 or 15 years.

Davidson, North Carolina

Fast growing Davidson, situated on the east shore of Lake Norman in southwestern North Carolina, receives good reviews all around.   It is just twenty miles north of Charlotte and is committed to livability.

Duck, North Carolina  

Incorporated in 2002, tiny Duck is one of the newest additions to North Carolina's Outer Banks. Just 20 miles south of the Virginia state line, it has an affluent seaside ambiance. Currituck Sound is to the west and the open ocean is to the east.

Sanderling: an Oceanfront Community in Duck, North Carolina   

Sanderling stretches from the Atlantic Ocean to Currituck Sound. Most of the 191 single family homes here face the water, but a few sit in between.

Etowah, North Carolina  

Etowah is a nice little community (census designated place) in a scenic valley on the edges of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the 500,000-acre Pisgah National Forest in southwestern North Carolina. It got its name from the Native American word for a river in Georgia and dates from the late-1800s.

Riverwind: a Pet-Friendly 55+ Community in Etowah, North Carolina  

Built in the early 1990s and nestled on 74 acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Riverwind is an appealing 55+ manufactured home community. Clean and nicely landscaped, it has nearly has 200 homes in a secluded setting with beautiful mountain views.

Fletcher, North Carolina  

Nestled in western North Carolina, Fletcher is a Blue Ridge Mountain town with a nice reputation. It sits in hilly terrain between Asheville and Hendersonville and has country, suburban vibe.

Holden Beach, North Carolina  

This tiny South Brunswick island town is sandwiched between Ocean Isle Beach and Oak Island on the southern North Carolina coast. It is known for its oceanfront beaches and a dramatic bridge that rises over the Intracoastal Waterway and connects the island with the mainland.

Hot Springs, North Carolina

The Appalachian Trail runs through this tiny, remote Madison County town in mountainous western North Carolina. That is not, however, the only reason why Hot Springs is a popular tourist destination.

Jamestown, North Carolina  

Along the shores of High Point Lake in hilly north central North Carolina, quiet Jamestown was founded by Quakers in 1816. For several years it was home to the Confederate Arms Factory and had an Underground Railroad stop.

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North Carolina

"Esse quam videri" is the motto of North Carolina, also known as the Tar Heel State. The state ranks 10th in population and 28th in terms of area with 53,819 square miles. It was the 12th state to be admitted to the Union, joining the other states on November 21, 1789. North Carolina was also one of the original Thirteen Colonies and was named the Province of Carolina. It was the second to the last state to declare its secession from the Union.

The capital of North Carolina is Raleigh. The largest city is Charlotte. North Carolina is situated in the Southeastern region of the United States and is bordered by South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia.

The historical people of North Carolina include the Chowanoke, Roanoke, Pamlico, Coree and Cape Fear Indians. The Revolutionary War nearly impoverished the state of North Carolina for several years.

Charlotte is on a rapid growth streak thanks to its banking industry. North Carolina is also home to several important and famous colleges, including the University of North Carolina, Duke University and North Carolina State University.

North Carolina hosts more than 80 percent of the NASCAR racing teams and is the site of the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The Carolina Panthers represents North Carolina in the National Football League, and the Charlotte Bobcats represent the state in the National Basketball Association.

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