August 27, 2016

Carowinds adding vintage fair rides, WinterFest holiday event

Carowinds is bringing back the 1950s with vintage rides and a Christmas event. Starting next spring, the theme park delves back to the past with four vintage rides as it opens its new County Fair section of the park. The rides are the result of an initiative by parent company Cedar Fair Entertainment to bring antique […]

North Carolina Weekend

For the week of Aug. 25 on North Carolina Weekend, get revved up at Bull City Rumble Vintage Motorcycle Show in Durham. Get back to nature with Cape Fear River Adventures in Lillington. Find something unique at Pickers at the Old Tater Barn in Oriental. Lift a glass at Broadslab Distillery in Benson. And check […]

Vance County Third Highest Increase in Tourism in North Carolina

New data from Visit North Carolina, a unit of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, shows that domestic visitor spending increased in 91 of the state’s 100 counties in 2015. Visitors spent a record $21.9 billion statewide last year, an increase of nearly 3 percent from the previous year. “Tourism is a major force in […]

North Carolina Weekend

For the week of Aug. 11 on North Carolina Weekend, discover the variety of travel and camping options at the N.C. RV Show in Raleigh. Experience the great outdoors at Raven Rock State Park in Lillington. Tempt your taste buds at La Strada in Lake Lure. See what’s special for dinner at The Flying Melon […]

North Carolina Weekend

For the week of Aug. 4 on North Carolina Weekend, admire the Dale Chihuly Venetians exhibit at Alamance Arts in Graham. Put the pedal to the metal for the Blue Ridge Brutal Ride in West Jefferson. Enjoy the great outdoors at Merchants Millpond State in Gatesville. “Collecting Carolina” looks at genealogy at the N.C. State […]

North Carolina weekend

For the week of July 28 on North Carolina Weekend, experience a day of adventure in Rockingham County. Take in a race at County Line Raceway in Elm City. Get lost in the power of words at the Forest of Wake Storyfest in Wake Forest. Find something unique at the US 21 Road Market, starting […]

North Carolina Weekend

For the week of July 21 on North Carolina Weekend, check out the work being done at the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center in Topsail Island. Lift at glass at Deep River Brewing Company in Clayton. Enjoy the great outdoors at Gorges State Park in Sapphire. Take in a performance of From This […]

North Carolina Weekend

For the week of July 14 on North Carolina Weekend, visit the Southern Highland Craft Guild in Asheville. Tempt your taste buds at Queen’s Feast – Charlotte Restaurant Week. Pop in to the Straightaway Cafe and Pub in Black Mountain. Explore a performance of Unto These Hills in Cherokee. And relax at Shutters at the […]

North Carolina Weekend

For the week of July 7 on North Carolina Weekend, experience a unique culture at the N.C. Polynesian Festival in Jacksonville. Discover Lexington Glassworks in Asheville. See what’s happening at Jessup Mill in Westfield. Relax at the Burke Manor Inn and Pavilion in Gibsonville. And the “House Special” samples the fare at La Place Louisiana […]

Record travel projected for July 4 holiday

The lowest gas prices in a decade will fuel a record number of Independence Day holiday motorists, putting millions more behind the wheel than on Memorial Day, according to AAA. Nearly 43 million Americans will travel from June 30 through July 4, which would set a record for the holiday weekend and amount to 5 […]

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