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. [...]
Many restaurants in the Triangle offer a wonderful meal and ambiance for a Valentine's Day Dinner.
Weekend Getaways in North Carolina perfect for Valentine's Day include Charlotte, Boone & Blowing Rock, Asheville, and The Outer Banks.
What cannot be disputed (if you’re a native North Carolinian) is that Lexington, North Carolina is the Barbecue Capital of the world. For North Carolinians, barbecue (BBQ) is a sacred culinary tradition. What also must be understood, if you aren’t from around these parts, is that the best Barbecue comes from “joints [...]
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 [...]
Steve Hudson knows his mama would rather him be in church on Sunday. However, more often than not, Hudson can be found on a Sunday morning cycling down some beautiful North Carolina country roads. “I always told her “when I’m riding… this is my church… this is my spiritual time” says Hudson. [...]
Lets face it…we are spoiled. Living in central North Carolina we have access to mountains and beaches just a short drive away. And each destination has many different personalities from an arts-centric trip to Asheville to a fishing trip to Ocracoke. Yes, we are spoiled and it’s difficult to justify leaving the Carolinas to vacation [...]
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. [...]
Warm weather, sunshine, balmy breezes … summer is a great time to be outdoors. Whether you enjoy walking, bicycling, jogging—or even horseback riding—the American Tobacco Trail provides the perfect place to get moving and make the most of the season. Winding for 23 miles through Durham, Chatham, and Wake counties [...]
After retirement, Doug Calaway found a new calling in hydroponic farming. Retirement - or at least the traditional definition of it - is not on Doug Calaway’s radar. He’s been called a serial entrepreneur. Business is in his blood. Calaway graduated from the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida [...]