September 20, 2014

North Carolina Weekend

Due to special programming on PBS, UNC-TV will air North Carolina Weekend on a different schedule this week: Thursday at 7:30 pm, Friday/Saturday at midnight and on Saturday at 10 a.m. For this week’s show, celebrate Mountain Heritage Day in Cullowhee. Get back to nature at Elk Knob State Park in Todd. Take in the […]

Raleigh’s got Festival Fever

About 15 percent of the 13.2 million people who visited Wake County last year – including both locals and travelers – came for music events, many in Raleigh. Last year, World of Bluegrass had an estimated economic impact of $10 million, bringing about 150,000 people into the city’s streets, hotels, restaurants and retail businesses, reports […]

Asheville area breweries investing millions, adding staff

Asheville’s craft brewery boom continues to see explosive growth, with local beer producers dropping millions on expansions and staff. The $175 million New Belgium brewery going up in West Asheville along the French Broad River stands out as the area’s biggest project, and it reflects the nation’s growing preference for craft beer, such as IPAs, […]

Fresh Ways to Enjoy Fall Across North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. (Sept. 15, 2014) — Fall’s blue skies, crisp temperatures and vibrant foliage create the urge to head outside, and fresh activities across North Carolina add ways to enjoy the season. With six weeks of prime leaf looking, events that relish the harvest and festivals energized by fall breezes, travelers find boundless rewards for […]

North Carolina Weekend

For the week of Sept. 11 on UNC-TV’s North Carolina Weekend, learn about the great work being done at the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital in Topsail Beach. Relax at the Bee’s Knees Country Store and Run of the Mill B & B in Henderson. Celebrate rural agriculture life at the Jones County Heritage Festival […]

North Carolina Weekend

For the week of Sept. 4 on UNC-TV’s North Carolina Weekend, step back in history at the Joel Lane House in Raleigh. Discover the art of beekeeping at The Honey Hole in West Jefferson. Lift a glass (or more than one) along the Uwharrie Mountains Wine Trail near Albemarle. Tempt your taste buds at the […]

September is NC Wine and Grape Month

RALEIGH – In recognition of the state’s growing wine and grape industry, Gov. Pat McCrory has proclaimed September 2014 as North Carolina Wine and Grape Month. “The state’s wine and grape industry has grown significantly in recent years. It now employs more than 7,600 workers and has an economic impact of nearly $1.3 billion,” said […]

Nearly 35 million traveling for Labor Day, highest since recession-driven decline

AAA Travel projects 34.7 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Labor Day holiday weekend, the highest volume for the holiday since 2008 and a 1.3 percent increase over 2013. Nearly 86 percent of travelers (29.7 million) will celebrate the holiday with a final road trip before summer comes to […]

Mountain State Fair offers special days with savings on admission

FLETCHER – Visitors to the N.C. Mountain State Fair can take advantage of special admission and ride promotions on numerous days during the fair, which runs Sept. 5-14 2014 at the WNC Agriculture Center. “Last year, the Mountain State Fair had record-breaking attendance of 191,596,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. “We want to see that […]

North Carolina Weekend

For the week of Aug. 28 on UNC-TV’s North Carolina Weekend, take in a performance of The Iron Curtain Trilogy at the Burning Coal Theatre in Raleigh. Lift a glass at Fortnight Brewing Company in Cary. Enjoy loads of fun at the N.C. Gourd Festival in Raleigh. Relax at the Red Rocker Inn in Black […]

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