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Not Many People Realize That These 11 Things In North Carolina Are Actually Illegal

Laws are laws, and what might seem perfectly legal to you could actually be illegal in North Carolina. Sure, there are the obvious illegal things, but others fly under the radar, or are honestly just completely random (like the classic, you can’t use an elephant to plow a field). While the elephant and field might be out of date now, these 11 laws are still intact, and still surprising.

Who would have thought? I was surprised by a few, what about you?

Emory Rakestraw
Emory was born and raised in North Carolina. She enjoys writing, photography, filmmaking, travel, wine and cheese. You can find more of her work on