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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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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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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Greenville Getaway

Editor's Escape One of the advantages to living in the Carolinas is having so many great spots to explore on a quick weekend road trip. If Greenville, South Carolina, isn’t already on your “to go” list, you should definitely add it. Consistently earning those this-city-is-all-that-and-more accolades from Conde Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, National Geographic […]

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Charlotte Staycation

Editor's Escape Everyone needs a break every now and then, but it’s not always easy to make time for an out-of-town adventure. That’s why a getaway at home is such a great idea.  Recently, we enjoyed a mini vacation in the Queen City. Our home base for the weekend was the AAA Four Diamond Kimpton […]

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Go Explore Gaston County, N.C.

Established in 1846, Gaston County is named for William Gaston, member of the U.S. House of Representatives and justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina. Originally inhabited by Cherokee and Catawba tribes, the area drew European settlers in the 1750s. An industrial boom in the mid-1800s led to the construction of cotton mills and […]

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Explore Richard Petty Museum and More From the Legend

They call him “The King.” His crown is his trademark Charlie 1 Horse wool cowboy hat. And with his genuine and approachable demeanor, he holds court wherever he goes. While you might not see him while at the Petty Museum, his life is on full display. As the most decorated driver in NASCAR history with […]

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Six Ultimate Southern Game Day Experiences

When it comes to game day experiences and college football in general — the South rules.  Since the inception of the college football playoffs, nine of the 16 teams to compete are Southern bred, six of the eight teams to advance to the National Championship are Dixie proud, and the coveted trophy was won by […]

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