Project 543 tells the story of unique places across North Carolina. We're proud to call North Carolina home and to partner with Visit NC on this project. Why 543? Because that’s the number of miles from Manteo, on the coast, to Murphy, in the mountains, and is traditionally considered to be the width of our state. You can explore these one-of-a-kind experiences at Project543 and can find even more travel inspiration at VisitNC.com. We look forward to adding more NC designs in the near future and to hearing from you with your favorite spots in the Old North State.