Category: US

Become a Patriot at Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg. 1775-1776. British soldiers in red jackets (a few on horseback) mill about the city. Some locals resent the soldiers, while others welcome them. Tensions are high. Tempers flare. Voices shout. There is talk of revolution and rebellion in the Capitol. Everyone at the Governor’s Palace, even the servants, are nervous. In the public […]

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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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7 Things You Should Know About Term Life Insurance

1. With term life insurance, you pay a level premium to the insurance company for a limited period of time – the term. If you die during the term, your beneficiaries receive the death benefit. 2. Term life insurance is also a good option for covering needs that will disappear in time. For instance, you […]

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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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Circling Cape Horn Fullfills Cruise Ship Passengers’ Dreams

Holland America’s ms Veendam sailed around Cape Horn on Dec. 8, 2012, the crossover point from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic at the tip of South America, a destination event sought by many of the cruise ship’s passengers. Most of the 1,200 guests aboard for a 17-day cruise travel adventure from Santiago, Chile to […]

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Why Use AAA for Your Travel Planning?

Lately, numerous news outlets like Forbes and CNN have talked about the re-emergence of the travel agent and why they’re valuable to use for your vacation planning. Aside from saving you valuable time, frustration and sometimes money, AAA travel specialists are experts and are ready to share that knowledge with you. Will internet booking sites […]

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Category: Car Care

Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Four small patches of rubber are all that will keep you and your vehicle in contact with the road this summer. Unfortunately, tires are often overlooked until we experience a flat, skid on wet pavement, or have a blowout. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), almost 10% of passenger cars on U.S. […]

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Category: Traffic Safety

AAA Driver’s Education

AAA Driver’s Education If you have received a traffic ticket in NC, SC or VA, AAA may be able to help. Contact your county of citation to find out if you are eligible for a reduced or dismissed ticket by taking a AAA Traffic Safety Class offered in Charlotte, Hillsborough and Durham or online. Enroll […]

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