Category: Editors escape

Editor’s Escape: 8 Four Diamond Bed and Breakfasts Worth Visiting

Editor's Escape I was bitten by the bed and breakfast bug 24 years ago. My husband and I spent our first anniversary at a lovely B & B in Wilmington. I was smitten with the homey feel, the freshly made breakfasts, and the personalized service we received there. We actually still have photos somewhere of […]

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Category: US

A Manatee Finding Mission

Watching a large, lumbering manatee silently and slowly glide through the water is a rare thrill. They are among the most peaceful animals you can encounter in the wild. Once you’ve had a baby manatee gently nudge your arm to play, or seen a pack of manatees swim beside you in a kayak, you will […]

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Go Explore: Pinehurst, N.C.

Showcasing Exceptional Equines Horse lovers visiting Pinehurst Harness Track never know if they might be witnessing the workout of a future big-money winner. A winter training center for Standardbred horses since 1915; it’s the oldest continuously operating equine sports facility in North Carolina. To hear Paula Wellwood, part owner and trainer of Marion Marauder, a […]

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Category: Carolinas, US

A View to a Thrill

Check out what's new in the world of roller coasters this summer. Just as roller coasters have lulls of wonderful quiet between the times they make you yell and think you’re heart’s going to pound itself out of your chest, theme parks add new attractions at various speeds. Although 2017 is a fairly quiet year […]

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Sweet on Creameries

Favorite Llocal Spots for a Summer Treat On summer days in the Carolinas, long lines at local ice cream shops are the norm — and for good reason. Several creameries make their own, a few using milk from cows on the property. Customers don’t seem to mind the wait for creative flavors, extra-rich texture and […]

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Category: Carolinas, Coastal

Pirate Pursuits

Searching for Blackbeard and Calico Jack along the Carolina shores. During the Golden Age of Piracy from the 1650s to the 1730s, pirates were a menace on the high seas and around popular ports of call. Stories of their horrific crimes — ranging from looting to murdering — circulated the globe. Infamous pirates such as […]

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Category: Auto Buying

Fuel-Efficient Cars: Gas Sippers that are Easy on Your Wallet

Gas prices fluctuate over time, so it’s important to consider buying a fuel-efficient car. Today’s vehicles offer impressive fuel economy, with an array of choices that appeal to different drivers. Here are a few of the top fuel-efficient vehicles from Car and Driver (excluding hybrids and electric cars). Chevrolet Cruze  The new aerodynamic shape of […]

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Category: Insurance Advice

Three Reasons to Buy Life Insurance While You’re Young

1. Protection… just in case. Statistically, you’re unlikely to die in your 20s or 30s. But the truth is, there’s no way of knowing for sure. That’s why you should buy life insurance as soon as you need it — when you become engaged, decide to have children or buy a home. 2. Guaranteed insurability. When you’re […]

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