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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
The United States created the world’s first national park on March 1, 1872, when President Ulysses S. Grant signed legislation setting aside Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. Before the century was out, the country had four more parks – General Grant (now Kings Canyon), Sequoia, and Yosemite in California, and Mount Rainier in Washington. By that time the idea [...]
Debbie and Jerry McDaniel are finding the key to happiness in their retirement By Jason Schneider Debbie and Jerry McDaniel knew that when they retired, they wanted to build their dream house. “It was all part of our retirement plan,” says Jerry. “We had been in our house for 38 years, and we wanted to build our dream house. [...]