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  • Timelapse of the new NC State Fair Flyer ride

    The NC State Fair opened its first permanent ride, the State Fair Flyer. The ride takes you in the air over the main midway.

The NC State Fair opened its first permanent ride, the State Fair Flyer. The ride takes you in the air over the main midway. Jill Knight jhknight@newsobserver.com
The NC State Fair opened its first permanent ride, the State Fair Flyer. The ride takes you in the air over the main midway. Jill Knight jhknight@newsobserver.com

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