Traffic signs in North Carolina are divided into three types: regulatory, warning and informational. The shape and color of signs are intended to make it fairly easy for drivers to quickly discern the various types of signs. Regulatory signs are usually either black and white or red and white and ar
North Carolina voters may vote early by absentee voting. There are three methods of absentee voting: by mail, in-person or from overseas. All registered voters may request absentee ballots. Requests may come from voters, close relatives or legal guardians and be received by specified dates.
The capital of North Carolina is Raleigh. As of 2014, the city has a population of about 432,000 and a land area of 115.6 square miles. It was named after Sir Walter Raleigh and is the county seat of Wake County.
According to the North Carolina state government, the major industries in North Carolina include advanced manufacturing, aviation and aerospace, automotive, agriculture, bio pharmaceuticals, energy, defense, banking, information technology and textiles. The major products produced in North Carolina
Popular North Carolina lakes include Lake Lure, Lake James and Lake Santeetlah. Lake Lure is located within an hour of Asheville, North Carolina, and was the setting for the film "Dirty Dancing." This 720 acre lake is surrounded by three fine inns including the 1927 Lake Lure Inn and Spa.
The physical features of North Carolina include mountains, beaches and rolling foothills. There are also islands referred to as the barrier islands on the Outer Banks. These islands are called Cape Fear, Cape Lookout and Cape Hatteras.
The Concord rest area outside Charlotte, the Davie County I-40 near Salem and the Granville County I-85 are some of the many rest areas available in North Carolina. An extensive network of rest areas is available all over the state.
The nine main beaches in North Carolina start with Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Bald Head Island, Emerald Isle, Wrightsville Beach and the Outer Banks. The other four include the Crystal Coast, Topsail, Wilmington Beach and Carolina Beach.
Some of North Carolina's most popular beaches are at Bald Head Island, Cape Hatteras National Seashore and Emerald Isle. The state has over 300 miles of beaches in total.
The sales tax rate in North Carolina varies by county and can be anywhere from 6.75 to 7.5 percent, as of 2015. For example, in Columbus County, the tax rate is 6.75 percent, while the tax rate in Martin County is 7 percent and the tax rate in Orange County is 7.5 percent. Some counties (Mecklenburg