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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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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Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in the Carolina’s Capital Cities

“Oh, it’s a day we’re all honorary Irish,” says Niall Hanley, owner of Raleigh, North Carolina’s Hibernian Hospitality Group. He’s excited about St. Patrick’s Day (Friday, March 17) and as he talks, he speeds up, and when he speeds up, his charming Irish brogue thickens and becomes somehow more musical. “It’s a global celebration of […]

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Renaissance Charlotte SouthPark Hotel

Diamond Spotlight This Four Diamond property shines brightly in the Queen City’s crown. Perfectly situated amidst upscale shopping and top-notch restaurants, Renaissance Charlotte SouthPark provides guests contemporary luxury and easy access to area diversions. The AAA Four Diamond property is just five miles from uptown Charlotte, and located just across the street from the SouthPark […]

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Holiday in Aiken

Lights, decorations, music, food, crafts, carriage rides, Santa’s arrival, and other special events are all a part of this year’s Christmas celebration in Aiken, S.C. (population more than 30,000), located east of Augusta, Ga. Events get underway in the middle of November and continue past Christmas. BEGINNING THE SEASON Aiken’s first seasonal happening this year […]

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‘Makers’ Invigorate Unique Shopping in Raleigh

Gone are the days when state workers streamed out of high-rise office buildings making downtown Raleigh, N.C., mostly a ghost town after five. These days, the capital city is bustling with commerce, restaurants, nightlife and — surprising to many — a core of entrepreneurial “makers” selling handmade products. Made in the City of Oaks are […]

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It’s State Fair Time in the Carolinas

When the air turns crisp, it signals an autumn rite of passage here in the Carolinas. Soon, the midway will blaze with lights and music, as giant stuffed animals and blue ribbons beckon. Cue the fried foods. Must-Try Foods North Carolina’s lineup never fails with offerings like Fry Me to the Moon—a deep-fried chocolate Moon […]

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Down the Hatch

Dig into delightful down home favorites at fall food festivals. They call it “comfort food” because every bite puts you in a good mood. We’re talking about dishes that stick on ribs and stir up happy childhood memories. From stuffed peppers and lightly fried okra to buttermilk biscuits bumping up against some gravy, and shrimp […]

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