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Discovering and Moving to North Carolina

Moving to North Carolina

History, Geography, Homes, and State Resources of North Carolina

Bordered by Virginia at the north, the Atlantic Ocean in the east, South Carolina at the south, Georgia at the southwest, and Tennessee at the west, North Carolina has a prosperous history as being one of the Thirteen Colonies initially and a home to the very first of the English colonies in the North Americas.

North Carolina is growing fast as state which is drawing new inhabitants and businesses in record numbers with its attractive living costs and affordable property taxes, together with its sunny and warm coastal beaches and the scenic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains

The large influx of inhabitants coming from out-of-state has also understandably annoyed the long standing tradition of Southern warm hospitality revealed by the majority of North Carolinians. On the other side of the coin, people transplanted from larger metro areas, may find that weekend socials mainly revolve around backyard barbecues, with a noticeable shortage of cultural and art activities compared to bigger cities and towns up and down the Atlantic seaboard.

Main industries which make up its sundry economic base includes banking, agriculture, manufacturing, technology, science, and hi-tech with over 60 major employers calling Research Triangle Park located in Durham home, the biggest such hub in America. Although North Carolina's quality of life and affordable housing and have lately become a huge draw, the professional hi-tech and corporate sector has the largest promise for people seeking to work or live here. Otherwise, North Carolina employment mostly comes down to low-paying jobs at Lowes and Walmart, the two biggest employers in the state.

English colonists, sent by Sir Walter Raleigh, unsuccessfully attempted to settle Roanoke Island in 1585 and 1587. Virginia Dare, born there in 1587, was the first child of English parentage born in America.

During the American Revolution, there was relatively little fighting within the state, but many North Carolinians saw action elsewhere. Despite considerable pro-Union, antislavery sentiment, North Carolina joined the Confederacy during the Civil War.


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    North Carolina Colleges. In 1795, North Carolina opened the first public university in the United States - the University of North Carolina (now called the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill). More than 200 years later, the University of North Carolina system includes 17 public universities. Along with its public universities, North Carolina has 58 public colleges in its community college system. The largest university in North Carolina is currently North Carolina State University with more than 34,000 students


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    North Carolina is home to three major league sports franchises: the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League and the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association are based in Charlotte, while the Raleigh-based Carolina Hurricanes play in the National Hockey League.

    The Panthers and Hurricanes are the only two major professional sports teams that have the same geographical designation while playing in different metropolitan areas. The Hurricanes are the only major professional team from North Carolina to have won a league championship, having captured the Stanley Cup in 2006. North Carolina is also home to two other top-level professional teams in less prominent sports—the Charlotte Hounds of Major League Lacrosse and the North Carolina Courage of the National Women's Soccer League.

    While North Carolina has no Major League Baseball team, it does have numerous minor league baseball teams, with the highest level of play coming from the AAA-affiliated Charlotte Knights and Durham Bulls. Additionally, North Carolina has minor league teams in other team sports including soccer and ice hockey, most notably North Carolina FC and the Charlotte Checkers, both of which play in the second tier of their respective sports.

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    North Carolina Airports. There are 114 North Carolina Airports to use for the public. North Carolina Airports are well connected to international destinations and the other states of the United States. North Carolina Airports provide friendly assistance to passengers.

    The North Carolina International Airports are the Charlotte / Douglas International Airport at Charlotte, Wilmington International Airport at Wilmington.

    The Charlotte / Douglas International Airport in Charlotte is one of North Carolina's busiest airports with nearly 30 million passengers per year. The airport offers many amenities and services to make the journey comfortable for its customers. There are many restaurants and bars in the various halls of the airport. The airport has a nice business center with all the necessary technical support systems such as fax machines, photocopiers and conference facilities. The airport is wheelchair friendly and offers skycap services, wheelchair assistance, passenger lifts, service dogs, visual paging, accessible parking and toilets. Some of the airlines serving this airport include US Airways, United Airlines, Northwest Airlines, Air Canada, Jet Blue Airways, American Airlines, Continental Express, Air Tran Airways, Air Canada, Lufthansa and Delta Airlines.

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