Play Ball!

After a long drought without baseball in 2020, fans are eager to get back in the stands to watch the all-American sport while eating a hotdog washed down with a cold beer. It’s easy to find a game since North Carolina has minor league baseball teams located throughout the Triad and Triangle [...]

2021-05-12T14:15:28-04:00May 12th, 2021|Recreation & Leisure|

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|

Lexington, NC Barbecue Turns 100 Years Old

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 [...]

2019-12-18T14:41:32-05:00December 17th, 2019|Recreation & Leisure|

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|

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|

The National Park System

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 [...]

2019-03-11T12:14:05-04:00March 11th, 2019|Recreation & Leisure|
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