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Culture of North Carolina

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Culture of North Carolina

North Carolina Population Density Map

The Culture of North Carolina is a subculture in the United States. As a coastal state, North Carolina culture has been greatly influenced by the southeastern United States and early settlers from England.

Food

A nationally-famous cuisine from North Carolina is pork barbecue. In Eastern North Carolina pork barbecue uses a vinegar-based sauce and the "whole hog" is cooked, thus using both white and dark meat. The "capital" of eastern Carolina barbecue is usually considered to be the town of Wilson, near Raleigh. Western North Carolina pork barbecue uses a ketchup and vinegar based sauce and only the pork shoulder (dark meat) is used. The "capital" of western Carolina barbecue is usually considered to be the Piedmont Triad town of Lexington, home of the Lexington Barbecue Festival which brings in over 100,000 visitors each October.

Education

The University of North Carolina system encompasses 16 public universities including North Carolina State University, UNC-Pembroke, UNC-Chapel Hill, East Carolina University, Western Carolina University, UNC Charlotte, UNC Greensboro and Appalachian State University. Along with its public universities, North Carolina has 58 public community colleges in its community college system. There are also a number of private colleges, for example Duke University in Durham and Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem

Music

North Carolina is home to musicians of various styles, including country, bluegrass, folk, punk, hip-hop and garage rock.

Sports

North Carolina is home to professional-level sports teams, including basketball, football, and hockey:

NASCAR racing is also a popular sport in North Carolina. Sprint Cup Series races are frequently held at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, part of the Charlotte Metropolitan Area.

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