July 30, 2014

North Carolina Weekend

For the week of July 24 on UNC-TV’s North Carolina Weekend, “Collecting Carolina” looks at the silver at Tryon Palace in New Bern. Step back in time at the Museum of the Waxhaws in Waxhaw. Discover regional history at the Swannanoa Valley Museum in Black Mountain. Tempt your sweet tooth at Pike’s Old Fashioned Soda […]

North Carolina Weekend

For the week of July 10 on UNC-TV’s North Carolina Weekend, experience a wealth of cultures at Folkmoot in Waynesville. Enjoy the great outdoors at Goose Creek State Park in Washington. Take a tour of Reidsville. Relax amid country chic at the Inn at Little Pond Farm in Valle Crucis. And the “House Special” samples […]

NCDOT Ferry Division Back on Normal Schedules; Taking Reservations for Sound Routes

Raleigh – The N.C. Department of Transportation Ferry Division is reminding visitors and businesses that it is operating under its normal route schedules, and reservations are being accepted for its Cedar Island-Ocracoke and Swan Quarter-Ocracoke routes again. Service was disrupted as ferries were kept at their docks while Hurricane Arthur passed by the Outer Banks […]

Gov. McCrory proclaims July Got to Be NC Agriculture, Lake Appreciation months

Gov. Pat McCrory has proclaimed July Got to Be NC Agriculture Month. The proclamation notes agriculture and agribusiness constitute the top industry in North Carolina, providing more than $77 billion in revenue, of which $14.9 billion comes directly from farm production; North Carolina leads the nation in the production of sweet potatoes and tobacco, and […]

NPS announces the availability of $3 million in grants for outdoor recreation in cities

The National Park Service has announced the availability of $3 million in grants from the Land and Water Conservation Fund for a new “Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership” program, a nationally competitive grant program. These funds will help acquire and/or develop land for public parks and other outdoor recreation spaces in disadvantaged neighborhoods. Matching 1:1 grants […]

North Carolina Weekend

For the week of July 3 on UNC-TV’s North Carolina Weekend, enjoy a walking tour of Bath. Explore Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo. Experience the Franklin Folk Festival in Franklin. Discover Fontana Village Resort in Fontana Dam. And check out the scene at Babylon in Raleigh. Due to special holiday programming, the program’s re-airing […]

AAA projects 41 million Americans to celebrate summer freedom with an Independence Day getaway

AAA Travel projects 41 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Independence Day holiday weekend, a 1.9 percent increase from the 40.3 million people who traveled last year and a nearly 14 percent increase compared to the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The majority of travelers will be celebrating their freedom […]

North Carolina Weekend

For the week of June 26 on UNC-TV’s North Carolina Weekend, celebrate a summertime staple at the N.C. Blackberry Festival in Lenoir. Pedal and dine via the Hungry Town Bike Tours in Beaufort. Take in the “Mario Botta: Architecture and Memory” exhibit at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art in Charlotte. Enjoy a variety of […]

Study: Improving U.S. 70 would be a boon for eastern N.C.

Upgrading U.S. Highway 70 in eastern North Carolina could boost the state’s economy, attract new jobs and provide a faster route from Raleigh to the coast, according to a study released last Thursday. The study, prepared for the U.S. 70 Corridor Commission and the N.C. Dept. of Transportation, suggests building bypasses around Goldsboro, Kinston, New […]

Summer Kicks into High Gear with Bucket List from VisitNC.com

RALEIGH, N.C. (June 21, 2014) — From the Atlantic Ocean to the Blue Ridge Mountains, summer travel reaches new heights of engagement with the North Carolina Summer Bucket List on VisitNC.com. Using #NCbucketlist as the hashtag, travelers can share photos of 20 essential experiences on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram and potentially reach a community of […]

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