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Peaceful Waters Can Be Deceiving

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The waters surrounding North Carolina's Ocracoke Island may look peaceful, but these perilous waters have a history of pirates, shipwrecks and headless ghosts.

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North Carolina is home to mysteries, giant industries, and coastal beauty. It's where gold was first found in America, and where an entire colony of settlers vanished. A state where golf rules the land, NASCAR rules the road, and college basketball holds court over them all. It's where tobacco became king after the cotton industry went up in smoke, and where a 12-second flight sent shockwaves around the world. Experience the history of the Tar Heel State.

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