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16 Reasons My Heart Will Always Be In North Carolina

As someone who has traveled far and wide, I can tell you there’s no place like North Carolina. But as of recently, some of us might feel another way about our beautiful state. North Carolina isn’t having the ‘best’ time, but it will always be MY home – and more than a home, a place that will forever be in my heart. Here are 16 reasons why.

There really is nothing finer than to be in Carolina, but we each have our own personal reasons for why we love it here so much. What are some of yours you’d add to the list?

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