Be Proud & Make it Proud!

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"I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him." - Abraham Lincoln … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Tryon Palace

Part of the beautiful Kellenberger Garden area

Visiting Tryon Palace, located along our coast in the town of New Bern, is like stepping back in time. Tryon, built back in the 1700's, was the royal governor's home in the Province of North Carolina. The palace was named after William Tryon, North Carolina's colonial governor during that time, and … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: NASCAR Hall of Fame

The NASCAR Hall of Fame

  If you're a racing fan, chances are you've been to Charlotte, North Carolina before, either to see a race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, or to visit the popular NASCAR Hall of Fame. The hall is an interactive entertainment center where visitors can learn all about NASCAR, it's history … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: National Day of Unplugging 2015

Did you know that on average Americans spend 12 or more hours a day looking at a screen? Whether it's a computer screen, a phone screen, tablet screen.....that's A LOT of screen time! That's why this weekend, March 6-7, is the National Day of Unplugging. It's a 24-hour period, from sundown to … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Winterfest Smoky Style

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With all of the snow we've had these past few days, this is the perfect weekend for Winterfest Smoky Style, a celebration of winter, that takes place in Haywood County on Friday & Saturday. It's an annual festival that always goes to the dogs.....the main stars of the event! Folks come from all … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: 11th Annual Krispy Kreme Challenge

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This past Saturday, February 14th, thousands of people gathered in Raleigh, North Carolina to take part in the 11th annual Krispy Kreme Challenge. Race participants started out at North Carolina State University's Bell Tower, ran 2.5 miles through the streets of Raleigh straight to a local Krispy … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: International Book Giving Day

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We all know tomorrow is a special day for lovers.....and no, I'm not talking about Valentines Day lovers! I'm talking about BOOK lovers! Tomorrow, February 14th is International Book Giving Day, as well as Library Lovers Day.   The goal of International Book Giving Day is simple: get … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Carolina Chocolate Festival

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February is one sweet month! Not only is it National Chocolate Month, February 1st is National Dark Chocolate Day, February 14th is National Cream-Filled Chocolates Day, February 19th is National Chocolate Mint Day, and February 28th is National Chocolate Souffle Day. Whew! After taking a look at … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Baking for the Barks at arcBARKS


At a small bakery called arcBARKS in Greensboro, North Carolina, chefs work hard baking delicious dog treats, using all-natural ingredients like freshly ground peanut butter, vegetable oil, flour, oatmeal and water. What's even more special than the treats, though, are the folks that make them. You … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Ice Climbing in the Mountains of North Carolina

When the falls freeze, the climbers come out!

When it's warm outside, you're sure to find plenty of people visiting one of North Carolina's many outstanding waterfalls. Transylvania County, also known as "The Land of Waterfalls" has more than 250 waterfalls and draws thousands of eager sightseers every year. During the winter months, though, … [Read more...]