*NEW REPORT* See our updated list for 2016 at http://www.safewise.com/blog/safest-cities-north-carolina-2016/ An affordable cost of living, vibrant economic areas, and moderate climate are a few of the reasons two of North Carolina’s largest cities, Charlotte and Raleigh, are expected to grow faster than any other U.S. cities of similar size over the next 15 years.
Spring, Craggy Garden, North Carolina (The Best Travel Photos)
Most of North Carolina is in hardiness zones 7 and 8 (I generally use 7b as a guide). Many of my favorite veggies grow quite happily in that climate; the main thing I have to worry about is soil composition. That's one of the reasons I would do raised beds.
Concord Mills Mall - Concord, NC. Mills Means More! The largest shopping and entertainment destination of the Carolinas. A wonderful climate controlled indoor mall, featuring over 200 stores. A festive food court, a NASCAR themed fun park, a 24-screen AMC theatre and North Carolina’s only Bass Pro Shops are also part of the shopping adventure.