February 11, 2016

Attendance at State Parks sets record with 17.3 million visitors in 2015

Gov. Pat McCrory announced this week that attendance at North Carolina’s state parks set a new record in 2015. More than 17.3 million people visited the state’s 39 parks, up from 15.6 million the previous year, according to the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation.   “An 11 percent increase proves that nothing compares to […]

North Carolina Weekend

For the week of Feb. 11 on North Carolina Weekend, take in a show at the Cape Fear Community College Humanities & Fine Arts Center in Wilmington. Enjoy a tour of Granville County. Tempt your taste buds at La Guinguette Creperie in Black Mountain. Lift a glass at Fair Game Beverage Company in Pittsboro. And […]

North Carolina Weekend

For the week of Feb. 4 on North Carolina Weekend, get excited about the 2016 US Olympic Table Tennis Trials in Greensboro with a visit to the Triangle Table Tennis training facility in Morrisville. Be amazed at the Museum of the Bizarre in Wilmington. Put the pedal to the metal at Rocky Knob Mountain Bike […]

North Carolina Weekend

For the week of Jan. 28 on North Carolina Weekend, combine art and food culture at Gallery Mugen in Asheville. Dine and take in a movie at Geeksboro Coffeehouse Cinema in Greensboro. Stretch your legs along the Capital Area Greenway in Raleigh. Explore The Sanderling Resort in Duck. And tempt your taste buds at Quanta […]

North Carolina Weekend

For the week of Jan. 21 on North Carolina Weekend, take a mouth-watering tour of Black Mountain Chocolate in Winston-Salem. See the sights and discover Pittsboro. Talk to the animals at Livermon Park Zoo in Windsor. Explore The Green Park Inn in Blowing Rock. And the “House Special” samples the fare at The Marshall Free […]

North Carolina Weekend

For the week of Jan. 14 on North Carolina Weekend, enjoy a number of activities at the Riverwalk in Hillsborough. Give your taste buds a workout during Queens Feast – Charlotte Restaurant Week. Go kayaking along the Pamlico River with Inner Banks Outfitters in Washington. Step back in time via the Statesville Historical Collection in […]

Inaugural volleyball tournament expected to bring $700,000 to Raleigh region

The inaugural City of Oaks Challenge volleyball tournament at the Raleigh Convention Center debuts this Saturday (Jan. 16), and runs through the holiday weekend. According to the Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance, the event will feature 141 teams playing on 20 courts in the Raleigh Convention Center’s 150,000-square-foot exhibit hall. The City of Oaks Challenge is […]

North Carolina Weekend

For the week of Jan. 7 on North Carolina Weekend, take in a production by the No Shame Theatre at the Carrboro ArtsCenter in Carrboro. Cast your line for winter striper fishing with Tar-Pam Guide Service in Bath. If Stanfield’s General Store in Four Oaks doesn’t have it, you probably don’t need it. Toast the […]

2016 Brings Fresh Reasons to Visit North Carolina

Landmark anniversaries, headline-making hotels and other developments will make North Carolina an essential destination for 2016. Here are some of the high points. State and National Parks Celebrate Centennial With the National Park Service and the North Carolina State Park System celebrating their 100th anniversaries, travelers will find a warm invitation to explore the state’s […]

North Carolina Weekend

For the week of Dec. 10 on North Carolina Weekend, experience “The Black Nativity” in Raleigh. Create your signature fragrance at Escentuelle in Cary. Take in “The Artist’s Garden:  American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887-1920,” an exhibition at Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston-Salem. Explore The Fork Farm & Stables in Norwood. […]

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