Stories tagged: "tourism"

Oak Island Lighthouse
12 Must-See North Carolina Attractions This Season That Are Free

These spots are perfect for a day trip.

Contrary to popular belief, there are plenty of opportunities to ice skate below the Mason-Dixon Line. North Carolina has facilities across the state for beginner to expert skaters, as well as opportunities for hockey, figure skating, curling and more. (Photo by Evelyn Hockstein/ The Washington Post via Getty Images)
Ice Skating in the South? Slide Into the Holidays at One of These 11 NC Rinks.

Ice skating isn't just up North! Here are some of the best indoor and outdoor ice rinks around North Carolina.

Rocky Mount's Celeste Beatty started out with a home-brew in her closet. Now she's running one of the few American craft breweries led by a Black woman. (Image via Harlem Brew South)
Raise Your Glass: Black-Owned Brewery Elevates Rocky Mount Community

Celeste Beatty, owner of Harlem Brew South, emphasizes community as well as craft to solidify her rare position in the craft beer market. 

Grey[haired person in sunglasses and denim jacket stands before a quilt display holding up two mugs in welcome.
Whatever Your Interests, Find Your Fit at One of These 45 North Carolina Fall Festivals

Our list of 45 North Carolina fall festivals is packed with fun for leaf lovers, beer enthusiasts, oyster shuckers, apple pickers and more.

Looking for a couples getaway in North Carolina? We've got you covered. (Shutterstock)
Sorry Virginia. North Carolina Is For Lovers.

Want to impress a date? From Manteo to Blowing Rock, North Carolina has natural beauty, great food, and loads of conversation-starters.

Championship game time
Down to the Wire with the NC State Fair and Outer Banks Vying for the Best of NC Championship. Here’s How to Vote.

We love basketball, brackets, and North Carolina, which is why we're launching a “Best of NC” Tournament.

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NC Tourism Industry Doesn’t Want Schools to Open for Summer

With the COVID-19 pandemic shuttering K-12 schools across North Carolina, state leaders will soon consider ways to make up weeks of lost instruction time. But tourism advocates aren’t waiting to make their case for maintaining students’ traditional summer break.