Gambler’s Paradise: Top Places to Take your Chances

Gaming comes in all forms: from slots to bingo, poker to table games. Whether you are traveling the Caribbean or driving cross-country, you can easily access a casino or bingo hall.  The U.S.A. has over 1,500 legal gaming institutions today, nearly 500 of which are owned by 240 federally recognized Native tribes. With so many options available, how do […]

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Famous Females of the Carolinas

In 1971, Congress designated August 26th Women's Equality Day to commemorate the 1920 passage of the 19th Constitutional Amendment (giving women the right to vote). Women's Equality Day also honors great women in the struggle for women's equality throughout the world. This year, celebrate Women's Equality Day by remembering these influential women born right here in North Carolina:   Born in 1933 in Tryon, Nina Simone […]

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Flush Functions

Routine maintenance is essential when caring for your vehicle. An important part of this process is regular fluid flushes to keep everything running smoothly and efficiently. Your car manufacturer will recommend a flush schedule suitable for your vehicle, so check your owner's manual for specifications. Here are the top 3 engine fluids you should flush […]

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Ancient Cities Preserved in Time

Vesuvius Day commemorates one of the world's largest volcanic eruptions.  This explosion happened on August 24th, 79 A.D.  Mount Vesuvius' eruption destroyed Pompeii, Herculaneum, Oplontis, Stabiae, and other surrounding areas.  Today you can commemorate this historic day by studying Pompeii, exploring Western Mediterranean culture, and learning more about volcanoes, specifically Mount Vesuvius.  This mountain has since erupted, but never […]

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Pros and Cons of Buying Your Home in a Transitional Neighborhood

There are quite a few pros and cons to purchasing a home in a transitional neighborhood, a place transitioning from a working-class or impoverished neighborhood to a middle or upper-class neighborhood (but with no guarantee). It's always a risk when considering buying into a transitional neighborhood, especially in the beginning stages of transition.  Keep in mind, […]

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Tanger Outlets in NC

If you want name brand labels at affordable prices, then outlet-mall shopping is perfect for you. Plan a road trip or two to these North Carolina Tanger outlet mall locales:   In scenic Blowing Rock, North Carolina, you can take in all of the sights and shop till you drop! Blowing Rock offers beautiful hikes, delicious restaurants and attractions like Tweetsie […]

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Training: The Best Ways to Beat the Heat

If you aren’t used to running in hot and sticky weather, high temperature and humidity levels can seriously affect you on race day. The combination of heat and humidity requires a major adjustment in how you train. Even if you mostly run indoors, your body will benefit from a combination of indoor and outdoor training. Here are […]

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Common Reasons Your Car Might Fail the NC State Inspection

Vehicle emissions inspections and safety inspections are required for most North Carolina counties upon registration renewal. The emissions inspection, or smog check, is a computerized test that can determine the vehicle's smog and emissions output, and how its equipment functions. The safety inspection determines the safety of various vehicle components such as tires, lights, and […]

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