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  • 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|

    Salad Days

    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 [...]

    2019-03-27T14:45:12-04:00March 25th, 2019|Recreation & Leisure|

    Jaki Shelton Green Named N.C. Poet Laureate

    Jaki Shelton Green was inducted North Carolina’s ninth Poet Laureate on Monday, Feb. 18, at a ceremony in the North Carolina State Capitol. Jaki Shelton Green is the first African American and the third woman to serve as the state’s ambassador for poetry and the spoken word. Green spoke and read two poems. [...]

    2019-03-22T15:13:12-04:00March 22nd, 2019|Arts & Culture, News & Information|
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