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11 Terrifying Things In North Carolina That Can (And Just Might) Kill You

North Carolina is a beautiful state, but looks can be deceiving. Beyond those rugged waves, gentle foothills, and beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains is tons of unexpected danger. As a writer, I’m a natural worst-case scenario expert. So what could possibly go wrong and/or attack you in North Carolina? Well, a lot of things.

Which one are you most afraid of? Any we should add to the list? Tell us in the comments!

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