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Elizabeth City, the county seat of Pasquotank County, is featured in NORTH CAROLINA magazine's â€œcommunity profile.â€ The city is the economic anchor of the state's northeast, and has been listed three times in Norm Crampton's The 100 Best Small Towns in America. Money Magazine also rates it one of the best places to live on the coast. The U.S. Coast Guard Base there is the nation's largest and the region's largest employer with 1,600 workers. Tourism is a big contributor to the local economy. Among things tourists find to do are visits to the six historic districts and the Museum of the Albemarle.
When Linda Staunch graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill, employment options for women were generally in the fields of education, nursing, or secretarial service. After teaching for several years, she changed careers in 1983 and entered the field of public relations, which was traditionally open only to men. Now president of Linda Staunch & Associates in New Bern, Staunch is featured in NORTH CAROLINA magazine's â€œexecutive profile.â€
Cold Mountain was made famous by Charles Frazier's Civil War novel of the same name. It is located in Haywood County. The mountain's elevation is 6,030 feet; reaching its summit requires a strenuous 10-mile hike. For non-climbers, the Milepost 411 overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway provides a good view.