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Raleigh is located in Wake County and is the county seat, as well as the State Capital. It is situated just southeast of Durham along Interstate 40, on the banks of the Neuse River.

The city was founded as the capital in 1792. Workers completed the present Capitol building in 1840. Andrew Johnson, 17th President of the United States, was born here.

More than 270,000 people live in Raleigh. Local corporations include Cisco Systems, Glaxo Welcome and IBM, among others.

The city is the home of several institutes of higher learning, including Duke University, North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Local cultural magnets include the BTI Center for the Performing Arts, Alltel Pavilion and the Entertainment & Sports Arena. In addition, the North Carolina Museum of Art is reputed to have one of the finest collections in the South.

Raleigh is part of the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill metro area.

Hampton Inn Raleigh-Crabtree Valley | Meredith College | Shaw University |
Antique Shops and Shows Edward's Auction Gallery |
Art Flynn Gallery |
Education Pierrette Sadler Danceurs |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Jean Claude's Cafe | Tartines Bistro Provencal |
Golf Clarion Hotel Crabtree | Holly Hill Mental Health Services |
History Exploris |
Public Libraries Wake County Public Library System |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Fairfield Inn by Marriott | Mainstay Suites - Raleigh | Quality Suites Hotel |
Residential and Commercial Real Estate Carriages at Allyn's Landing |
Shopping Basket Works | Oakwood Antique & Collectible Mall |
Transportation Triple W Airport |
Wildlife Viewing Durant Road Animal Hospital |

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Virginia Pork Festival Emporia VA June12 The Virginia Pork Festival is one of the East Coast's largest food festivals, combines outstanding pork dishes with continuous live music from multiple stages.
John Blue Cotton Festival Laurinburg NC October12-13 Performances on an outdoor stage,vendor area with beautifully displayed crafts, clothing, and artwork, and wonderful food prepared by all of the food vendors.