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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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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Green with Envy

By Jason Frye These LEED certified, AAA Four Diamond accommodations are proof you don’t have to sacrifice luxury for an environmentally-friendly getaway. There was a time when travelers with a taste for luxury and the desire to go green had only a handful of options. Today a quartet of hotels and resorts in the Carolinas, […]

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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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