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WEEKENDER: Mount Airy

It’s easy to zoom past Mount Airy, North Carolina as you drive up I-77 on your way to hit the ski slopes in West Virginia or view the autumn leaves along the Blue Ridge Parkway. But consider pumping the brakes about two hours north of Charlotte at exit 100. Just eight miles off the interstate, you’ll find a destination that…

Travel: What to Do in Asheboro, N.C.

Asheboro, holding a population of  about 26,000 according to the 2020 Census, is NC's 42nd largest city. Although it boasts city credentials, it still holds onto its old-time charm that makes it feel more like a quaint town. From a…

How to Visit Gimghoul Castle in Chapel Hill

When you think of castles, places like Ireland, Scotland, and England may pop in your head. What about Chapel Hill? Probably not, but surprisingly, this part of the Triangle does have its own legitimate French-style château, Gimghoul Castle. It even…

GUIDE: North Carolina's Zoos and Aquariums

North Carolina has an impressive array of places to see and learn about animals. We have zoos, aquariums, animal sanctuaries, science centers and more, offering in-person experiences with animals from aardvarks to zebras. Whether you walk through, drive through or…

A Visit to the Kersey Valley Sunflower Extravaganza

  The pandemic-related cancellation of the 2020 summer sunflower field at Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh disappointed so many Triangle residents. In just a few years, visiting the field had turned into a great tradition for area families--photo opportunities…

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