July 2, 2015

North Carolina Weekend

For the week of July 2 on North Carolina Weekend­­­­­, take in one of the performances during the Lees-McRae College Summer theatre in Banner Elk. Marvel at the lorikeets at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher in Kure Beach. Tempt your taste buds at Queen’s Feast during Charlotte Restaurant Week. Enjoy the variety of performances […]

Visit NC to Use Periscope to Promote #NCMusicDay to Visitors

RALEIGH, N.C. (June 25, 2015) ? Music lovers can pick up the beat at events taking place across North Carolina on Friday, thanks to the #NCMusicDay showcase on the Periscope live-streaming app. The broadcast results from a partnership between Visit North Carolina and the North Carolina Arts Council, the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area and […]

N.C., Triangle outpace nation in tourism and travel spending for April

According to figures released Tuesday (yesterday) by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, tourism and travel spending across the U.S. “decelerated” during the first quarter of 2015, growing at an annual rate of just 2 percent. That’s down from the 4.9 percent increase the nation saw in the final quarter of 2014. BEA attributed the […]

North Carolina Weekend

For the week of June 18 on North Carolina Weekend, bring out your inner Pinball Wizard at the Asheville Pinball Museum in Asheville. Stroll along the Carolina Beach Boardwalk in Carolina Beach. Tee it up at Knight’s Play Golf Center in Apex. Take a tour of Rumbling Bald Resort in Lake Lure. Sample the “House […]

North Carolina Weekend

For the week of June 11 on North Carolina Weekend, “Collecting Carolina” examines the collections of the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. Take to the sea for a cruise on the Belle of Topsail in Surf City. Get in the spirit of competition at the Annual Southeastern Masters Track and Field Meet in Raleigh. […]

New quarter commemorates the Blue Ridge Parkway

Blue Ridge Parkway

The U.S. Mint has announced that the Blue Ridge Parkway will be commemorated with a special coin as part of its ongoing series honoring “America the Beautiful.” Coin collectors, Parkway enthusiasts and everyone else can start looking for the Parkway quarter at stores and banks beginning this month. The coin has the standard image of […]

Possible lower gas prices this summer may result in more driving

Despite recent increases, Americans are likely to pay the lowest summertime gas prices since 2009, when the nation was engulfed in financial crisis, according to AAA. In a report, AAA said that U.S. average gasoline prices of $2.75 a gallon on June 1 were up 71 cents per gallon nationwide since late January. But as […]

North Carolina Weekend

For the week of May 28 on North Carolina Weekend, stroll through the Eyes on Main Street Outdoor Photo Festival in Wilson. Be inspired at the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center in Topsail Island. Learn more about the High Point City Project. Get ready for your close-up at the “Starring North Carolina!” […]

North Carolina Weekend

For the week of May 21 on North Carolina Weekend, “Collecting Carolina” examines the treasures at Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston-Salem. Find out what’s in season at Vollmer Farm in Bunn. Tempt your taste buds at Vortex Doughnuts in Asheville. At Richard’s Coffee Shop in Mooresville, gather with veterans at the Welcome […]

Memorial Day Festivities Mark the Start of Maximum NC Summer

RALEIGH, North Carolina (May 18, 2015) ? Travelers will find a harmony of patriotic and festive events across North Carolina to mark Memorial Day weekend, the traditional kickoff of summer. With everything from a symbolic homecoming at Duke Homestead State Historic Site to the inaugural WRAL Freedom Balloon Fest and the 56th running of the […]

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