Category: Car Reviews

All-New 2014 Chevrolet Silverado Ups The Ante

Pick-up trucks are the most profitable vehicles in the automotive industry and Chevrolet has raised the ante with an all-new Silverado 1500 for 2014 with rugged good looks, new engines with more horsepower, revised steering, suspension and brakes and more robust towing capability. The result is one of the most muscular appearing full-size pickup trucks […]

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Category: Car Reviews

Kia Forte EX Sedan 2014: A Short Test-Drive

Sometimes it only takes a couple of hours behind the wheel to know that a car is going to be a strong competitor in a market it hasn’t ever dominated. A short first-look test-drive in Arizona of Kia’s expanded front-wheel drive Forte sedan provided a glimpse of why the Korean manufacturer has grown market share […]

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Category: US

Rockin’ Around Memphis

There are few places synonymous with an individual. But say the name Elvis and Memphis isn’t too far behind. The King of Rock 'n’ Roll, Elvis Presley, left an indelible mark on Memphis, Tenn. And nearly 36 years since his death, he continues to excite locals and visitors alike here. Since his teen years growing […]

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Category: US

What’s New On Kauai?

Fab new restaurants. Fun new activities. Fine hotels refurbished. Kauai – Hawaii’s “garden island” – has blossomed big time in recent years. Here’s our list of the top 10 new reasons to visit (or revisit) Kauai: Tubing Down Sugar Plantation Canals Don a helmet with headlamp and jump into a big inflatable tube. You’re going […]

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Category: Car Care

Understanding Wheel Alignment

If you’re like a lot of people, you don’t really know much about wheel alignment. You might ask these questions: ● “What exactly is a wheel alignment anyway, and do I really need it?”● “Is it done to my car, or to my tires?” ● “If my vehicle needs an alignment, will it cause a […]

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Category: Traffic Safety

NC and SC Traffic Deaths Drop in First 10 Months of 2013

After traffic deaths increased in the Carolinas last year, the highways on both states became much safer in 2013, with the first 10 months of the year showing significant drops in traffic deaths due to a three-pronged law enforcement crackdown in both states. “The three main factors we have found in most traffic fatalities are […]

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Category: Carolinas, Coastal

Crystal Coast

One of North Carolina’s most pristine and cherished destinations, the Outer Banks is an unspoiled, 200-mile stretch of barrier islands. The expansive coastal region offers a variety of fun activities for everyone from history buffs to nature lovers to foodies to adrenaline junkies. But with so much to see and do, it can be a […]

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Bonterra’s History Adds Flavor to Dining Experience

Dining in a building replete with history can add panache to any experience, especially when it is a AAA-rated Four Diamond restaurant, like the Bonterra Dining and Wine Room in Charlotte, NC. SEE MAHI-MAHI RECIPE BELOW Once home to four successive different churches, the 1915 building has a choir loft converted into a second-story dining […]

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