April 18, 2014

Edenton, Tarboro Named Official Retirement Communities

RALEIGH, NC — The North Carolina Department of Commerce announced today that Tarboro and Edenton have been designated Certified Retirement Communities. The General Assembly established the program in 2008 to designate communities that offer unprecedented quality of living that is desirable to retirees. “This designation will be a valuable economic development tool for both Tarboro […]

RDU opens renovated Terminal 1

After nearly two years and $68 million, a new and more modern Terminal 1 is now open at Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Travelers began using the renovated terminal last Sunday morning with the first departing flight going out at 6 a.m. Passengers will notice more natural light and open spaces when going through Terminal 1. Crews […]

Moogfest bets on economic development

Mike Adams, president and CEO of Moog Music, which is Moogfest’s prime sponsor, is betting serious money the revamped festival that opens April 23 in Asheville is not just going to attract thousands of music fans and tech geeks. If successful, the five-day event could become Asheville’s next signature event, possibly bringing new jobs, better […]

North Carolina Weekend

For the week of April 17 on UNC-TV’s North Carolina Weekend, tempt all of your senses at the BBQ Festival on the Neuse in Kinston. “Collecting Carolina” explores Hope Plantation in Windsor. Be amazed at the Fire on the Mountain Blacksmith Festival in Spruce Pine. Step back in time at the Hezekiah Alexander Homesite in […]

Winners Selected in Brand North Carolina Project

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Commerce and Secretary Sharon Decker congratulate the winners and finalists in two contests that engaged North Carolinians in the work to develop a new brand for marketing the state.  The winners were announced Saturday April 12 at a ceremony at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh. […]

North Carolina Weekend

For the week of April 10 on UNC-TV’s North Carolina Weekend, get in tune at the N.C. Ukulele Academy in Wilmington. Laugh along with the Charlotte Comedy Theater in Charlotte. Tempt your taste buds at Round Mountain Creamery in Black Mountain. Step back in time at the Grifton Historical Museum in Grifton. And enjoy a […]

Civil War Trails Guide Adds Stops for Final Sesquicentennial Year

RALEIGH, N.C. (April 7, 2014) — The North Carolina Division of Tourism today unveiled a new statewide Civil War Trails guide that will direct travelers across the state during the final year of the 150th anniversary observance. “The release of the new map is well-timed to draw attention to the most under-told story of the […]

North Carolina Weekend

For the week of April 3 on UNC-TV’s North Carolina Weekend, compare the Easter bonnets with all the frills upon them at the Easter Hat Parade in Dillsboro. Test your endurance via the cyclists at the Belmont Criterium in Belmont. Step back in time at Historic Gold Hill in Gold Hill. Take a walk on […]

Cycle North Carolina “Mountains to Coast” route includes Oxford Stop

N.C. Commerce Sec. Sharon Decker has announced the 2014 Cycle North Carolina “Mountains to Coast” route with the help of town representatives at the Division of Tourism offices in Raleigh. The 16th annual ride, scheduled Sept. 27-Oct. 4, will begin in Sparta with overnight stops in Mount Airy, Reidsville, Oxford, Roanoke Rapids, Edenton, Manteo, and […]

North Carolina Weekend

For the week of March 27 on UNC-TV’s North Carolina Weekend, set sail with PirateFest in Greenville. “Collecting Carolina” visits Hillsborough. Lift a glass at the Blue Ridge Wine Festival in Blowing Rock. Go outdoors with Inner Banks Outfitters in Washington. And experience a variety of art at The Creative Center in Greensboro. (Please note: […]

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