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  • 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. [...]

    2019-06-18T15:02:49-05:00June 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 [...]

    2019-03-27T14:45:12-05:00March 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. [...]

    2019-03-22T15:13:12-05:00March 22nd, 2019|Arts & Culture, News & Information|

    N.C. Museum of History – North Carolina & World War I

    The North Carolina Museum of History will extend the North Carolina & World War I exhibit through May 27, 2019. North Carolina & World War I is a free, award-winning exhibit commemorating the centennial of U.S. entry into World War I and focuses on North Carolina’s role in the War to End All Wars on the western front in [...]

    2019-03-22T14:57:20-05:00March 22nd, 2019|Arts & Culture, News & Information|

    N.C. Museum of History – The North Carolina Roots of Artist Ernie Barnes

    The North Carolina Museum of History will extend The North Carolina Roots of Artist Ernie Barnes exhibit through May 27, 2019. The North Carolina Roots of Artist Ernie Barnes exhibit showcases many unpublished Ernie Barnes original paintings, as well as artifacts from his life. Barnes was born in Durham and attended Hillside High School and North Carolina College (now [...]

    2019-03-22T14:56:42-05:00March 22nd, 2019|Arts & Culture, News & Information|

    Crooks Corner Book Prize

    Deadline is May 15 for the Crooks Corner Book Prize. The prize is awarded for the best debut novel set in the American South. The prize is intended to encourage emerging writers, whether published by established publishing houses, by small independent publishers, or self-published. Crook’s Corner is a restaurant in Chapel Hill [...]

    2019-03-22T13:46:58-05:00March 22nd, 2019|Arts & Culture, News & Information|

    “The Beautiful Brain” at UNC-CH

    On exhibit through April 7, Santiago Ramón y Cajal’s drawings of the brain are both aesthetically astonishing and scientifically significant. The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal is the first museum exhibition to present these amazing works within their historical context. Scientists throughout the world know Cajal (1852–1934) as the father of the study of the structure [...]

    2019-03-22T12:19:30-05:00March 22nd, 2019|Arts & Culture, News & Information|
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