Hello NC Partner Resources & Toolkit

North Carolina is the ninth largest state in the United States, with a population of 10.4 million people.  

Among the 10 most populous states, North Carolina has the largest proportion of individuals living in rural areas. In fact, North Carolina’s rural population is larger than that of any other state except for Texas.

Hello NC is an initiative that will highlight, support and celebrate North Carolina's rural counties. Hello NC will focus on hometown heroes and histories, featuring rural heritage, including foods, crafts, festivals and traditions. The stories will be told through rich photography and video that represents the unique natural beauty and cherished culture from each community. Hello NC is a tool for rural communities to help tell their stories in their own voice.

As the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, we are the state’s storytellers. With libraries, history, archives, preservation, arts, culture and our gorgeous state parks and natural areas under our stewardship, we have a lot of stories to share from a variety of perspectives.  We want to hear the stories from your communities and from the people that live and visit there.  We also want to share those stories across other communities in North Carolina and elevate them across the state.

Please download the toolkit below to find out how you can connect with Hello NC. With your help, we can reach more residents and visitors!

Download the Hello NC toolkit

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Let everyone know what's happening in your community by using the following hashtag when making your social media posts. #HelloNC