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Category: Carolinas, US

A View to a Thrill

Check out what's new in the world of roller coasters this summer. Just as roller coasters have lulls of wonderful quiet between the times they make you yell and think you’re heart’s going to pound itself out of your chest, theme parks add new attractions at various speeds. Although 2017 is a fairly quiet year […]

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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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Category: Carolinas, Coastal

Pirate Pursuits

Searching for Blackbeard and Calico Jack along the Carolina shores. During the Golden Age of Piracy from the 1650s to the 1730s, pirates were a menace on the high seas and around popular ports of call. Stories of their horrific crimes — ranging from looting to murdering — circulated the globe. Infamous pirates such as […]

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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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Editor’s Escape: Exploring the “Island with No Bridge”

Editor's Escape My family has been visiting Hilton Head Island for a better part of 25 years, and ferrying over to Daufuskie Island for the day has long been on our “we need to do this” list. We just never made it happen. Last weekend, we finally got to check it out. Why, oh why […]

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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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Putting the B.R.A.K.E.S. on Teen Deaths

Memorial Day begins the “100 Deadliest Days” for teen drivers, the period when teen crash deaths historically climb. During this time, the average number of deaths from car crashes involving teen drivers, ages 16-19, increases by 16 percent per day compared to other days of the year.  One North Carolina organization dedicated to this issue […]

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