Sweet on Creameries

Favorite Llocal Spots for a Summer Treat On summer days in the Carolinas, long lines at local ice cream shops are the norm — and for good reason. Several creameries make their own, a few using milk from cows on the property. Customers don’t seem to mind the wait for creative flavors, extra-rich texture and […]

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Go Explore: Pinehurst, N.C.

Showcasing Exceptional Equines Horse lovers visiting Pinehurst Harness Track never know if they might be witnessing the workout of a future big-money winner. A winter training center for Standardbred horses since 1915; it’s the oldest continuously operating equine sports facility in North Carolina. To hear Paula Wellwood, part owner and trainer of Marion Marauder, a […]

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Diamond Spotlight: The Siena Hotel

Located in the heart of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, The Siena Hotel combines rich inspirations of Italy with all the luxuries of an upscale boutique. Visiting the elegant AAA rated Four Diamond property is like taking a step through the doors of a gorgeous Tuscan villa. Italian marble floors, magnificent columns and luxurious European furniture […]

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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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