Your Weekend Guide to Charleston, S.C.

Editor’s Escape A quick getaway to Charleston, S.C., is always an easy decision for our family. It’s one of my favorite places, so I’ll never pass up an opportunity to get down there. Boasting everything from historic tours and sundrenched beaches to eclectic dining options and varied accommodations, it’s not surprising that Charleston was recently […]

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Battling Beauforts

These coastal Carolinas communities share more than a name. By Cele & Lynn Seldon We say Bew-fert, they say Bo-fert, but — however you pronounce it — we’re talking about two top coastal Carolina towns. Named after English politician Henry Somerset, Duke of Beaufort, these charming and historic county seats have much more in common […]

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Mills to Meals

By Kimberly Button Across the Carolinas, mills were the backbone of the economy for many communities for generations. When industries left to relocate overseas, entire cities and towns suffered, as did supporting businesses. Today, these former mills are gaining new life. A new generation is rescuing the historic structures and revitalizing neighborhoods, while also providing […]

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Member Spotlight: Captain Maurice Davis

Whether you’re a local or a tourist to Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, chances are you’ve heard of AAA Member Captain Maurice Davis. Davis is the skipper of the Capt. Stacy IV, the head boat for the Capt. Stacy Fishing Center, a popular fishing charter company located on the Atlantic Beach Causeway. This family business was […]

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Three Cheers for the Beard!

By Jason Frye Beards are big these days. There are even clubs, associations, societies and competitions built around them. In Charleston, South Carolina, The Holy City Beard and Mustache Society holds get togethers and an annual competition for the facially hirsute and I — a beard wearer of 22 years — talked to their president, […]

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Go Explore McBee, S.C.

By Nan Bauroth Nothing says summer like biting into a fresh peach sweetened to ripe perfection by the Southern sun. For many travelers in the Carolinas on their way to Myrtle Beach, the ideal spot to indulge that pleasure is McBee, South Carolina. This rural hamlet at the junction of S.C. Highway 151 and U.S. […]

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Why You Should Plan a Trip to the Wright Brothers National Memorial

By Cele and Lynn Seldon Millions of history buffs, aviation enthusiasts and beach vacationers to North Carolina’s Outer Banks have made their way to the Wright Brothers National Memorial since the dedication of the First Flight Marker and laying of the monument cornerstone in 1928. Celebrating the 1903 first powered flight of Orville and Wilbur […]

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Diamond Spotlight: O. Henry Hotel, Greensboro, N.C.

The O. Henry Hotel is named after American writer and Greensboro native William Sydney Porter, whose pen name was O. Henry. His short stories are known for their surprise endings and this luxury property that bears his name is full of surprises.     Each of the elegant 130 guestrooms and eight suites is spacious […]

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