Wilmington Bounces Back!

By Carol Timblin After sending most of the staff home on Sept. 13, 2018, Baggett family members remained at the Blockade Runner Beach Resort waiting for Hurricane Florence to pass over Wrightsville Beach. Labeled a Category 4 storm, Florence was expected to deliver high winds and water to the area, but not the ensuing flood […]

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Our Caribbean Link

By Kristy Tolley The historic thread that binds Charleston and Barbados The pastel-hued historic homes of Rainbow Row, cobbled streets and the crape myrtle trees that line them — they’re quintessential Charleston, South Carolina. Whether you’ve visited the Holy City once or a hundred times, you may not realize the Caribbean link to these charming […]

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Beyond the Teepee

By Bryan Richards Explore the rich history of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians A bonfire illuminated the early dark of night. Families gathered around bundled in fleeces and thick flannels — some wrapped together in blankets — while Cherokee tribal members dressed in traditional garb entertained the crowd with war chants and ages […]

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Dave Parsons Honored

AAA Carolinas President and CEO Dave Parsons was named one of the Charlotte Business Journal’s most admired CEOs of 2019 in the Sports, Entertainment and Tourism category. The awards program recognizes established local leaders who have a strong vision for their companies, have shown commitment to culture in the workplace and have made significant contributions […]

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Diamond Spotlight: North Beach Plantation

Situated on a 7.5-acre island between the Atlantic Ocean and Whitepoint Swash, North Beach Plantation treats vacationers to a fantastic oceanfront experience in North Myrtle Beach, S.C. With impressive ocean views and an array of first class amenities on offer, it may be difficult to even leave the resort. The sweeping towers offer luxurious accommodations […]

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3 Reasons to Love Charlotte SHOUT!

Coming in under the wire on the last day of Charlotte SHOUT!, my family and I spent a Saturday exploring a few of the festival’s events. As a result, I will definitely file this one under “One day is not enough!” Charlotte SHOUT! is produced by Charlotte Center City Partners (and in partnership with Blumenthal […]

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5 Tasty Southern Alcohol Based Desserts and Drinks

Check out these alcohol related food and drink purveyors that have something for everyone! By Allison Futterman Creative use of alcohol is at the heart of these southern-based businesses. Whether it’s in a cupcake or a bottle, these companies offer tasty and original products. Located in Mt. Sterling Kentucky, Ruth Hunt Candies has been in […]

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5 Reasons for a Highlands, N.C., Getaway

Editor’s Escape Situated in the mountains of western North Carolina and in the Nantahala National Forest, Highlands is an ideal respite from a harried schedule. I experienced Highlands, North Carolina, a couple of winters ago when my husband surprised me with a weekend getaway for our anniversary. Our visit coincided with a fantastic snowstorm, which […]

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