by :K Maldonado
crossroads@meade ~computer science class

North Carolina Introduction

Welcome to North Carolina. Here's a state that embraces you with gorgeous mountains and hills, hundreds of lakes and rivers, waterfalls, and a very desirable climate.

The economy is varied, ranging from an established agricultural sector, to areas of industrial and high tech growth.

From the grandeur of the Great Smoky Mountains, and the beauty of the Blue Ridge Parkway, to the coast and the fragile islands of the Outer Banks, North Carolina has plenty to offer. And with her mild winters and comfortable summers, North Carolina is a great place to live, and a very attractive place to visit again and again.

David Stick has written about the Outer Banks of North Carolina for over 50 years. Now, he is letting others tell a story that spans over 450 years. He has collected the words of others in this one of a kind anthology describing the chain of barrier islands off the North Carolina coast. An Outer Banks Reader is for those who have experienced the allure of this fascinating place and for those who surely will.

city fact North Carolina

Year founded: November 21, 1789

Latitude: 35.5000° N, 80.0000° W

AREA: 252 336 704 828 910 919 980

Population: 9.752 million

Time zone: Eastern Time Zone

Mayor: Nancy McFarlane

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