301 Endless Yard Sale

Miles of flea market finds for all kinds of pickers If you believe one person’s trash is another’s treasure, find your gem at the 301 Endless Yard Sale. The sale begins about ten miles south of the Virginia-North Carolina state line and extends for 100 miles. The yard sale spreads through Johnston, Halifax, Wilson, Harnett […]

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Putting the B.R.A.K.E.S. on Teen Deaths

Memorial Day begins the “100 Deadliest Days” for teen drivers, the period when teen crash deaths historically climb. During this time, the average number of deaths from car crashes involving teen drivers, ages 16-19, increases by 16 percent per day compared to other days of the year.  One North Carolina organization dedicated to this issue […]

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Category: Carolinas, Mountains

The Mountains are Calling

Mountain Magic Wherever you go in the Carolinas you’ll find yourself surrounded by a landscape almost too lovely for words. In the mountains this is especially true. Views of ridges and peaks marching to the horizon; the crenelated shape of the land; the trees — emerald green, blazing with fall color or bright with spring […]

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Category: Carolinas, Mountains

Head Over Hills

Weekend Mountain Drives You'll Flip Over Clear air, waterfalls tucked within Eden-like forests, lively small town main streets — there’s plenty of lure in the mountains of the Carolinas. Not sure where to start? Here are a few destinations in each state to consider as you plan your escape to the mountains. Seneca and Walhalla, […]

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Category: Carolinas, US

Trends with Benefits

Win summer with new attractions and discounts at area theme parks and waterparks. “Theme park trends include virtual reality, immersive, and interactive dark rides, and new water slides and water parks,” says Colleen Mangone of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions.  “Virtual reality headsets are changing the roller coaster experience where you can […]

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People You Should Know: Bud and Zach McCants

Bud and Zach McCants When AAA Carolinas set out to name each truck in the charity fleet launched in 2013, one name was easy to choose — Zach. It was given to the Special Olympics truck, driven by AAA Towmark driver Bud McCants (among others). The truck’s namesake is Bud’s own son, Zach, who has […]

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Catawba Ag + Art Tour: Down on the Farm 

Go Locavore on the South Carolina Ag + Art Tour It’s not Old MacDonald’s farm anymore. These days the E-I-E-I-O in South Carolina includes king stropharia mushrooms, hydroponically grown lettuce, steel cut grits, hard cider and honey bees. To celebrate this rebirth of the farming culture, the Clemson University Cooperative Extension has partnered with 11 […]

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Editor’s Escape: Grab Your Girlfriends and Get to Asheville! 

Editor's Escape  Life is busy. It’s often difficult to carve out time in our schedules for fun with friends. My tribe and I make a point to meet often for dinner, but I relish our once-a-year weekend getaways. We visit Asheville often separately, but rarely get to experience it together. It’s the perfect place for […]

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