Celebrate 100 Years of North Carolina's State Parks
Throughout 2016, North Carolina's state parks system will celebrate its centennial. Celebrate with us and rediscover North Carolina' parks as places to learn about our environment, relax with family, and to reconnect with nature.Find a celebration near you
North Carolina’s Wildflower Program is Blooming
In 1985, First Lady Dottie Martin worked to create a program to beautify the highways of North Carolina. This set the stage for the establishment of the Wildflower Program. Today, the program has more than 1,500 acres of flower beds across the stateLearn more about the program
Scenic beauty, a moderate climate, a culture rich in history and the arts, and world-class sports and recreational opportunities make North Carolina an exceptional place to live and do business. Combine that with quality health care, top universities, a low cost of living, and it's easy to see why most people who live here never want to leave.