May 26, 2015

North Carolina Weekend

For the week of May 21 on North Carolina Weekend, “Collecting Carolina” examines the treasures at Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston-Salem. Find out what’s in season at Vollmer Farm in Bunn. Tempt your taste buds at Vortex Doughnuts in Asheville. At Richard’s Coffee Shop in Mooresville, gather with veterans at the Welcome […]

Memorial Day Festivities Mark the Start of Maximum NC Summer

RALEIGH, North Carolina (May 18, 2015) ? Travelers will find a harmony of patriotic and festive events across North Carolina to mark Memorial Day weekend, the traditional kickoff of summer. With everything from a symbolic homecoming at Duke Homestead State Historic Site to the inaugural WRAL Freedom Balloon Fest and the 56th running of the […]

North Carolina Weekend

For the week of May 14 on North Carolina Weekend, test your mettle with a ride on the Fury 325 at Carowinds in Charlotte. Explore the great outdoors at William B. Umstead State Park in Raleigh. Arrive in time before Johnson’s Drive-In in Siler City sells out its daily burgers and fries. It’s Game On […]

North Carolina Weekend

For the week of May 7 on North Carolina Weekend, “Collecting Carolina” visits the Academy Museum, part of Tryon Palace, in New Bern. Stop by the Honeysuckle Tea House in Chapel Hill. Experience The ArtWorks in Wilmington. Lift a glass at Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards in Hendersonville. And the “House Special” samples the fare at […]

Record visitor spending brings $21.3 billion to N.C. in 2014

Raleigh, NC – Governor Pat McCrory announced Wednesday that North Carolina tourism generated record visitor spending in 2014 with a total of $21.3 billion,  a 5.4 percent increase over 2013. Additionally, tourism industry supported employment topped 200,000 jobs for the first time.  “Nearly 50 million people from across the United States visited North Carolina last year, and […]

North Carolina Weekend

For the week of April 30 on North Carolina Weekend, see what’s in bloom at the Wilson Rose Garden in Wilson. Take in a production by the Montford Park Players in Asheville. Step back in time at Fort Anderson/Brunswick Town State Historic Site in Winnabow. Lift a glass at Burntshirt Vineyards in Hendersonville. And discover […]

North Carolina Weekend

For the week of April 23 on North Carolina Weekend, tempt your taste buds at the BBQ Festival on the Neuse in Kinston. Take in a Charlotte Knights baseball game in Charlotte. Tour the sites of Asheville via an Electric Bike Tour. Experience the Spoon River Artworks and Market in Belhaven. And the “House Special” […]

North Carolina Weekend

For the week of April 16 on North Carolina Weekend, “Fitness Files” visits the Riverwalk in Hillsborough. Get your toes a-tappin’ at MerleFest in Wilkesboro. Tempt your taste buds at The Cacalacky Where House in Pittsboro. Discover the French and Latin cuisine at La Guinguette Creperie in Black Mountain. And explore the Sanderling Resort in […]

North Carolina Culture Drives ‘The Longest Ride’

RALEIGH, N.C. (April 9, 2015) ? North Carolina settings frame intertwined love stories in the new 20th Century Fox film “The Longest Ride,” which arrives in theaters Friday. The movie, based on best-selling author Nicholas Sparks novel, was shot on locations across North Carolina. The story follows a dashing rodeo rider (played by Scott Eastwood) and […]

North Carolina Weekend

For the week of April 9 on North Carolina Weekend, relive the last surrender of troops and other events at Bennett Place in Durham as the observance of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War winds down. Get your “Arrrgh!” on at Piratefest in Greenville. Grab your bicycle for the CaroMont Health Criterium in Belmont. […]

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