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Pittsboro Is a Charming Weekend Pit-Stop in the Heart of Carolina

In what is almost exactly the geographic center of North Carolina you'll find the town of Pittsboro. Established in 1787, Pittsboro is the county seat of Chatham County, named for William Pitt the Younger, the son of the first Earl of Chatham. Situated 17-miles south of Chapel Hill and 34-miles west of Raleigh, Pittsboro is the type of southern town that looks like it popped out of a movie set. With its tree-lined main thoroughfare replete with shops, historic architecture and dining options, this quaint town in the Heart of Carolina offers visitors an idyllic setting for a weekend pit-stop. [...]

Lights, camera, action – Silverspot is coming to Chapel Hill

If you live in or are considering traveling to Chapel Hill, North Carolina, the charming college town is about to get more entertaining. Florida-based Silverspot is about to open their third theater and their first in the Tar Heel State. What is Silverspot? Silverspot is a high-end movie theatre that’s 100% dedicated to the movie experience. Despite the fact we live in an era where it's possible to stream films to a multitude of devices, nothing beats watching a movie on the big screen. That being said, today’s movie-goers are looking for more than just a big screen and loud [...]

Morehead Planetarium & Science Center – you’ll love it to the moon and back again

July 22, 2014 @ 9:00 am
A visit to the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill evokes thoughts of the famous Bell Tower, the Dean Smith Center, the Old Well or students strolling tree-lined walkways. But there's another spot on campus not to be overlooked -  The Morehead Planetarium & Science Center. Morehead Planetarium & Science Center at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill In the late 1940's famous Carolina graduate, John Motley Morehead presented the planetarium to the state in gratitude for his education. It was the first planetarium in the south and only the sixth to be built in the United [...]

Seven reasons to love a food tour of Cary, North Carolina

Chef Hamm's delicious sampling at Cafe 121 in Cary, North Carolina Come hungry, wear comfortable shoes, pace yourself and be prepared to enjoy some amazing food. That's my advice for diners embarking on the Triangle Food Tour's Downtown Cary Tour. Each weekend Triangle Food Tours takes visitors through Cary's historic district on a guided walking tour that highlights local restaurants and provides a unique dining journey. With Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, North Carolina close by, Cary is sometimes overlooked.  However, the historic railroad town founded in the 19th-century has a charming downtown and an emerging culinary scene that's beginning [...]

CowParade North Carolina 2012; Have you “herd” the moos?

November 2, 2012 @ 12:05 pm
    The world's largest public art event is in its final month in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill area of North Carolina. CowParade North Carolina presents the most unusual outdoor art museum in the form of 8' long 5' high fiberglass bovine canvases. If you're in the part of North Carolina known as the Triangle, check out these "moos-terpieces" dotting the landscape. Here's a piece I did for Examiner.com detailing this one-of-a-kind art exhibition. Have you “herd” about the CowParade? Kind of an odd question, but if you've been out and about in the Triangle you may have noticed [...]