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  • Pickleball is Hot!

    Pickleball, in fact, is not “new” at all. It was invented in 1965 by three dads summering with their families on Bainbridge Island. The sport has seen amazing growth in popularity in recent years particularly with older adults. In Florida, at The Villages, one of the South’s largest retirement communities, over 200 pickleball courts [...]

    2020-11-10T16:41:50-05:00November 10th, 2020|Recreation & Leisure|

    Candles for a Cure – WFU Student Honors Her Mother’s Memory

    Few of our memories from 1st grade stick with us but one 1st grade memory for Taylor Graustein remains vivid. The morning her mom dropped her off at school complaining of a splitting headache. It’s the day her mom learned she had a tumor of the brain. What followed over the next 8 years doctors described as a miracle for someone with Carmela Graustein’s cancer. [...]

    2020-04-07T19:22:57-04:00April 7th, 2020|Arts & Culture|

    High Country Geared for Winter

    For the 2019/20 ski season, Beech Mountain has placed into service major upgrades to their snowmaking system. “Snowmaking is the backbone of our business and we’re always focused on ways to increase output,” said resort general manager Ryan Costin. Additionally, for night skiers and snowboarders, they have added 17 light towers with 34 LED slope lights. This year Sugar [...]

    2019-12-12T16:26:27-05:00December 12th, 2019|Recreation & Leisure, Travel|

    Southern Pines – Retirement Mecca

    Just about one hour’s drive to the south of the Triangle is a gem known as the Pinehurst/Southern Pines area. It’s known for its great golf courses, but its reputation as a retirement destination continues to grow. While the central region of North Carolina known as the Sandhills had been settled by Highland Scots since the early 1700s, the area was at first slow to develop. [...]

    2019-06-18T15:02:49-04:00June 18th, 2019|Travel|
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