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*NEW REPORT* See our updated list for 2016 at http://www.safewise.com/blog/safest-cities-north-carolina-2016/   An affordable cost of living, vibrant economic areas, and moderate climate are a few of the reasons two of North Carolina’s largest cities, Charlotte and Raleigh, are expected to grow faster than any other U.S. cities of similar size over the next 15 years.

The 50 Safest Cities in North Carolina- 2015

*NEW REPORT* See our updated list for 2016 at http://www.safewise.com/blog/safest-cities-north-carolina-2016/ An affordable cost of living, vibrant economic areas, and moderate climate are a few of the reasons two of North Carolina’s largest cities, Charlotte and Raleigh, are expected to grow faster than any other U.S. cities of similar size over the next 15 years.

North Carolina Planting Zone Map Small

USDA North Carolina Planting Zone Map

When to plant vegetables in North Carolina. USDA hardiness zones, frost dates and North Carolina vegetable planting schedules.

Travel | North Carolina | Underwater City | Urban Exploration | Ghost Town | Creepy | Historic Places | Ghost City

Most People Have No Idea This Underwater City In North Carolina Even Exists

Travel | North Carolina | Underwater City | Urban Exploration | Ghost Town | Creepy | Historic Places | Ghost City

Most of North Carolina is in hardiness zones 7 and 8 (I generally use 7b as a guide). Many of my favorite veggies grow quite happily in that climate; the main thing I have to worry about is soil composition. That's one of the reasons I would do raised beds.

Most of North Carolina is in hardiness zones 7 and 8 (I generally use as a guide). Many of my favorite veggies grow quite happily in that climate; the main thing I have to worry about is soil composition. That's one of the reasons I would do raised beds.

THE Bat Cave in Bat Cave, North Carolina, near Asheville.  The Bat Cave system is considered the longest tectonic cave system of its kind in the world.  Go to http://www.YourTravelVideos.com or just click on photo for home videos and much more on sites like this.

THE Bat Cave in Bat Cave, NC, near Asheville. The Bat Cave system is considered the longest tectonic cave system of its kind in the world. Unfortunately it is closed at this time to avoid spread of white nose disease in bats.

Growing peonies in the south States that fall in Hardiness Zones 7 and 8 include the southern states, such as Georgia, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, Tennessee, Mis and Texas, as well as states in the southwest, such as New Mex, Arizona,California and parts of Utah and Nevada. Gardeners in warm climates grow tree peonies ((Paeonia suffruticosa) as well as garden peonies. The challenge for these gardeners is providing peonies with adequate winter chilling to bloom successfully in the…

How to Grow Peonies in Texas. Peonies are my favorite, and I had them all over at my wedding! I want a garden!

Outer Bank, Rodanthe, North Carolina, climate change, sea levels

Nature faces off against politics in North Carolina

Coastal communities in North Carolina are coming up with their own ways of handling rising sea levels as politicians try to avoid the issue.

M 2.7 - 5km WNW of Robbinsville, North Carolina

USGS Earthquake Hazards Program, responsible for monitoring, reporting, and researching earthquakes and earthquake hazards

Nags Head, North Carolina | It doesn’t need to be summer to get your beach fix. When the winter blues start to hit, we long for carefree summer days spent relaxing at the beach. Luckily, living in the South lends itself to year-round coastal getaways thanks to our temperate climate. A winter beach getaway is a no-brainer simply because it’s less crowded and not as sweltering hot. We think this might be the secret to your most relaxing beach vacation yet.

The Best Beach Towns to Visit This Winter

USDA North Carolina Planting Zone Map

USDA North Carolina Planting Zone Map

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