October 31, 2014

$8.5 million expansion gives N.C. Zoo’s polar bears more room to roam

The N.C. Zoo in Asheboro opened its newly expanded polar bear exhibit last week. More than three years in construction, landscaping and animal introductions, the $8.5 million habitat triples the size of the zoo’s polar bear exhibit and features greatly increased land space for the bears as well as a stream flowing through its center. […]

North Carolina Weekend

For the week of Oct. 30 on North Carolina Weekend, tour the Duplin County Veterans Museum in Warsaw and then explore the new outside park. Admire a range of artists during the Orange County Studio Tour. Go nuts at the Pecan Harvest Festival in Whiteville. Fulfill your need for (little) speed at Ho-b Max in […]

North Carolina Weekend

For the week of Oct. 23 on North Carolina Weekend, “Collecting Carolina” visits the Village of Yesteryear at the N.C. State Fair in Raleigh. Check out the “Small Treasures: Rembrandt, Vermeer, Hals and Their Contemporaries” exhibit at the N.C. Museum of Art in Raleigh. Enjoy the many activities offered at the Neuseway Nature Park in […]

Hours of operation will be posted at DuPont State Recreational Forest starting Nov. 2

CEDAR MOUNTAIN – DuPont State Recreational Forest staff will be instituting hours of operation on Nov. 2. The forest will be open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Hours will be posted at each of the DSRF access areas: High Falls, Hooker Falls, Corn Mill Shoals, Fawn Lake, Lake Imaging and Guion Farm. Only […]

North Carolina Weekend

For the week of Oct. 16 on North Carolina Weekend, have some fun on the farm at Ganyard Hill Farm in Durham. Camp out under the stars at Wild Woody’s Campground in Laurel Springs. Get revved up at the East Coast Drag Times Weekend in Henderson. Lift a glass at Bombshell Brewery in Holly Springs. […]

North Carolina Weekend

For the week of Oct. 9 on North Carolina Weekend, it’s up, up and away at the Carolina Balloonfest in Statesville. Experience the joys of the river with River Girl Fishing Co. in Todd. Discover a variety of artists during the N.C. Mountain Arts Adventure Tour in Sparta. Get back to the farm at J. […]

North Carolina Weekend

For the week of Oct. 2 on North Carolina Weekend, “Collecting Carolina” examines North Carolina glass at Cedar Creek Gallery in Creedmoor. Enjoy a tour of Rumbling Bald Resort in Lake Lure. In Asheville, explore the aSHEville Museum, the first women’s cultural museum in the southeast U.S. Relax at the Rivers Edge Treehouse Resort in […]

NC farms offer plenty of family activities this fall

RALEIGH — From pumpkin patches and hayrides to apple picking and corn mazes, agritourism farms across the state are offering a bounty of fall fun for the whole family. “Agritourism is a fun way for people to learn more about agriculture, and it is a great way to help North Carolina farmers add value to […]

North Carolina Weekend

For the week of Sept. 25 on North Carolina Weekend, enjoy the competitions and festivities of Scotland County Highland Games in Laurinburg. Celebrate the International Sardine Festival in Aberdeen. Relax at The Badin Inn in Badin. Tempt your taste buds at Iris restaurant, at the N.C. Museum of Art in Raleigh. And enjoy a tour […]

North Carolina Weekend

Due to special programming on PBS, UNC-TV will air North Carolina Weekend on a different schedule this week: Thursday at 7:30 pm, Friday/Saturday at midnight and on Saturday at 10 a.m. For this week’s show, celebrate Mountain Heritage Day in Cullowhee. Get back to nature at Elk Knob State Park in Todd. Take in the […]

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