PARI

From Space Flights to Starry Nights at PARI

The mountains of western North Carolina hold many secrets. One, a site in the Pisgah National Forest, has led lives as a space-age relic, a Cold War stronghold, and, today, a science center.
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Travel

Out about About Dec1

Out and About: January 2015

Your guide to events happening across the state this January.
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winter getaways

Active Winter Getaways in North Carolina

Sure, it’s cold out there, but with North Carolina’s year-round natural beauty, there’s no need to hole up at home. Get moving with one of our picks of activity-based winter getaways.
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Out about About Dec

Out and About: December 2014

Your guide to events happening across the state this December
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Christmas events

Quintessential Tar Heel Christmas Experiences

’Tis the season of many things — eggnog, bright lights, “Silent Night” — and fitting it all into a single month requires some list-making. So, from Our State to you (in no particular order): the signature components of Christmastime in Carolina.
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bakersville

Sculptors Converge in Small-Town Bakersville

Take a day to visit this single-stoplight mountain town, where many hands make artwork.
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Mac's Speed Shop

Mac’s Speed Shop

A cross section of the Queen City gets its fix here at Mac’s Speed Shop. And if a motorcycle could run on barbecue, it’d fill up here, too.

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Out about About Nov

Out and About: November 2014

Whether you’re looking for art, music, or food, there is plenty to do this month in North Carolina.
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Wildacres Retreat

Off the Beaten Path: Wildacres Retreat

From N.C. Highway 226A, turn onto a gravel road. Follow it for a mile. It’ll lead you to Wildacres Retreat, a special place you likely never knew about.

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Blue Ridge Parkway

Tunnel Vision: Blue Ridge Parkway

It’s part of the quintessential Blue Ridge Parkway experience: to drive through one of our 25 parkway tunnels. But if you’ve only thought about what you’ll see when you get to the other side, well, you’re missing something. This story will open your eyes to those dark holes in the mountains.
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