January 31, 2015

North Carolina Weekend

For the week of Jan. 29 on North Carolina Weekend, take a trip to the Cook Shack in Union Grove. Explore the New Winston Museum in Winston-Salem. Enjoy the great outdoors at Hunting Creek Preserves in Harmony. Tempt your taste buds at Fiddles Pub in Elkin. And relax at Shutters on the Banks in Kill Devil […]

Smokies scientists find 900 more miles of streams

There are much more than black bears hidden among the vast old-growth forests and frosty-topped, towering mountains of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Although the more than half-million-acre park straddling the North Carolina-Tennessee border is the most-visited national park in the country, hosting 10 million visitors in 2014, its rugged wildness makes parts of […]

Sleepy Hollow leaving for Atlanta if renewed

According to the Wilmington Star-News. Fox Television Group chairman and CEO Dana Walden said if it’s renewed for a third season, Sleepy Hollow will move production from Wilmington following the demise of the North Carolina film tax credit program. “We’ve explored other places to produce that show and I will tell you it came down […]

DPAC among top five theatres in U.S.

For the fifth consecutive year, the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) has placed in the top five theaters in the U.S., as tracked by multiple industry-leading trade magazines. In their year-end published attendance rankings, Pollstar, Billboard and Venues Today all placed DPAC among the top five venues in the U.S. among reporting venues of its […]

North Carolina Weekend

For the week of Jan. 15 on North Carolina Weekend, enjoy a profile of Pittsboro. Go zip lining at Hawksnest at Seven Devils. Tempt your taste buds at Skippy’s Hot Dogs in Winston-Salem. Explore the Roanoke Canal and Museum in Roanoke Rapids. And take in a show by the N.C. Symphony, then sample a few restaurants […]

Civil War 150 special section launches on VisitNC.com

This spring marks the 150th anniversary of the Confederate troop surrender at Bennett Place, which effectively ended the Civil War. A newly launched Civil War 150 overview on VisitNC.com commemorates this, in addition to the fall of Fort Fisher, the Battle of Bentonville and other major events that took place in North Carolina in the […]

U.S. Figure Skating Championships to feature more competitors, bigger FanFest in Greensboro

Greensboro made a strong showing four years ago as host of the U.S. Figure Skating Championship, with more than 110,000 attending the various skating events. Add to that 26,000 who attended the free FanFest events outside the main arena, and 25,000 others who watched practices and other events on a second rink. The goal this […]

North Carolina Weekend

For the week of Jan. 8 on North Carolina Weekend, the “Fitness Files” visits Little River Regional Park in Rougemont. Go geocaching in Bynum. Compare your skills to the Tobacco Road Basketball League in Cary. Lift a glass at FontaFlora Brewery in Morganton. And sample the “House Special” fare at Casey’s Buffet in Wilmington. (Please note: […]

This Christmas will be the most traveled on record for Americans

Next week, Americans will hit the roads and skies to spend time with family and friends for the holidays, and AAA projects this Christmas will be the most traveled on record. A total of 98.6 million Americans will travel more than 50 miles away from home this year-end holiday period, which AAA defines as Dec. […]

North Carolina Weekend

For the week of Dec. 18 on North Carolina Weekend, lift your glass during a tour at the Sierra Nevada Brewery in Mills River. Take in a production of “Cinderella” by the Raleigh Little Theater in Raleigh. Experience New Bern’s charm with New Bern Trolley Tours. Explore wonders at the Children’s Museum of Alamance County in […]

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