Category: Carolinas

Roanoke, Star City of the South

Roanoke, “Star City of the South,” is an easy drive from the Carolinas. Several major routes, including I-581, I-81, U.S. 220 and the Blue Ridge Parkway, lead to Virginia’s largest mountain city, with nearly 100,000 residents. Your first stop in Roanoke should be Mill Mountain to catch the spectacular panoramic view of the Roanoke Valley […]

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What’s on your mind? A landmark study quantifies distracted driving

When David Strayer’s children were younger, they would, as children do, sometimes make faces at passing drivers on family trips. One time, as he began to tell them that it wasn’t a good idea to distract a driver, as he usually did, he realized that the other driver didn’t even notice. “The person was on […]

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Winston-Salem Celebrates 100 Years

Winston-Salem is a town with deep history and unusual juxtapositions. Nestled between the Piedmont and the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this town was created in 1913 after neighboring cities Salem and Winston – two towns as different from one another as they could be – joined to become a jewel in North Carolina’s […]

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The Personal Umbrella Policy: Protection for a Very Rainy Day

Umbrella policies used to be only for the rich and famous, but that’s not the case anymore. In fact, personal umbrellas are a standard purchase for most middle-class insurance buyers who have a realistic understanding of their risks in a litigious economy. Umbrella policies are a smart way to get a lot of coverage at […]

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Free Falling in the Carolinas

Thanks to the Wright brothers, North Carolina became first in flight when their amazing flying machine took to the air in 1903. But did you know that both North and South Carolina celebrate other firsts in aviation history? Two adventurous women, Caroline Etheridge Hembel and Georgia “Tiny” Broadwick, were pioneers in their time, taking to […]

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Category: Mountains

Winter Adventure Abound in North Carolina’s High Country

You may not think of the South as a playground for snow sports, but a visit to North Carolina’s High Country will make you think again. In the winter, the peaks of the Blue Ridge Mountains naturally provide the conditions ideal for snow, but taking no chances, ski resorts here are equipped with the latest […]

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What’s on your mind? A landmark study quantifies distracted driving

When David Strayer’s children were younger, they would, as children do, sometimes make faces at passing drivers on family trips. One time, as he began to tell them that it wasn’t a good idea to distract a driver, as he usually did, he realized that the other driver didn’t even notice. “The person was on […]

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Category: US

A Sure Bet In Las Vegas

Las Vegas has an image problem. If you don’t gamble, like to shop or want to watch shows Broadway envies, then Vegas may not appeal to you. But Vegas has hidden jewels often obscured by its titillating marketing mantra of “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” It’s a sure bet some of these will […]

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