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Five Last-Minute Day Trips in North Carolina

Even if you don’t have the time to take a weeklong summer vacation, you’re still in luck. There are fantastic day trip destinations all across our state.
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Becky’s & Mary’s

When Becky Ingram left home, she had a job within an hour of arriving in High Point. Fifty years later, the restaurant she owns with her sister, Mary, is an institution, where love is the main ingredient and every dish comes with a side of conversation.

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A Sense of the World

Students perceive the Martha Franck Fragrance Garden through touch, smell, and sound — experiencing nature’s wonders they’ll never see.
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Charlotte NC The Global Evolution of a New South

Charlotte, NC: The Global Evolution of a New South City edited by William Graves and Heather A. Smith

The Global Evolution of a New South City tells of Charlotte’s Southern history that shaped its current identity
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The Insiders Guide to Charlotte

The Insider’s Guide to Charlotte: Eleventh Edition by Craig Distl

North Carolina native and Charlotte local Craig Distl brings you The Insider’s Guide to Charlotte.
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Moon Handbooks Charlotte

Moon Handbooks: Charlotte by Jodi Helmer

Charlotte journalist Jodi Helmer gives travelers a firsthand perspective on this growing tourist destination. This handbook offers a look into the historic arts district, NoDa, including Hart Witzen Gallery and the Neighborhood Theatre. Helmer highlights the city’s South End —
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Breakfast: Peter’s Pancakes & Waffles

Editor’s Note: Click here to see an interactive map of breakfast locations. Michele Galloway and her husband, Dale, both teach in Cherokee and both love breakfast food. “Breakfast reminds me of weekends spent with my grandparents when I would wake
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Breakfast: Glen Alpine Depot

Editor’s Note: Click here to see an interactive map of breakfast locations. Saturday mornings are Depot mornings, says Emily Alexander. “If we are in town, we are there.” She and her husband, David, go to the Depot for the food,
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Breakfast: Ward’s Dairy Bar & Grill

Editor’s Note: Click here to see an interactive map of breakfast locations. “Under old management” is not a marketing strategy likely to blaze any new trails, but it sure works for Judy Ward, who reopened Ward’s Dairy Bar & Grill
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Breakfast: Alfred & Charlie’s BBQ House

Editor’s Note: Click here to see an interactive map of breakfast locations. Robin Estes admits that it’s unusual to find superb French toast in a barbecue restaurant. But what may be even more unusual is who comes to eat it.
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Breakfast: Dan’l Boone Inn

Editor’s Note: Click here to see an interactive map of breakfast locations. When we asked readers to tell us about their favorite North Carolina breakfast spots, there was one standout among the 254 responses — the Dan’l Boone Inn. Many
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