MAIN STREET MOMENTS: MATTHEWS

In Charlotte, you'll discover a lot. From thrilling adventures to moving artistic performances, family play dates and magnetic nightlife,...

A LOCAL'S GUIDE: PINEHURST & SOUTHERN PINES

What is home to you? With 15 offices located across North Carolina, our 900 real estate professionals can get you there. We make great...

 
 
 

AROUND TOWN: BRYSON CITY

Mention popular North Carolina mountain towns and Bryson City might not make the list - and that's a big part of its charm. Tucked...

DECEMBER 2019 BEER EVENT GUIDE

Download BEER NC to gain early access to our monthly beer event guides. • • • Hops for Hope • Raleigh • December 3, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m....

 
 
 

NEED A PODCAST FOR YOUR THANKSGIVING ROAD TRIP? ENJOY THESE FOUR CLASSIC EPISODES

This happens to be a big week for podcasting, what with the Thanksgiving trips and all. If you haven't had a chance to dive headfirst...

A CHRISTMAS VILLAGE AT THE NORTH CAROLINA GOVERNOR'S MANSION CREATES CHILDLIKE WONDER

T his preschool graduation last May, my son, Charlie, stood up on the stage and announced that when he grows up, he wants to be an...

 
 
 

A GIFT FROM ABOVE: PRESENTS BY PARACHUTE IN MANTEO

Undreds of children stream across the field next to Dare County Regional Airport, tripping over the stiff December grass, heads tipped...

EASTERN LIGHTS BRING EXTRA HOLIDAY SPARKLE TO CARY

N hour before showtime, Miao Zhang works his way through a theme park of silk. He checks on his inanimate employees - three pandas...

 
 
 

WARM FUZZIES: LEONARD BEARSTEIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Hey're moving! They're moving!” Micah Blatchford didn't expect this. The four-foot-tall plush bears in the orchestra before him lift...

THE TOYMAKER'S ELVES

Denise Barnes got teary the moment she laid eyes on the dusty old mechanical elves. The last time she'd seen them was a half-century...

 
 
 

AN ATOMIC TRADITION IN BREVARD

At Childress meets me in the parking lot of the Transylvania Heritage Museum, and I'm so, so happy. I've been happy for hours, really,...

CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY SWITCHES GEARS DURING THE HOLIDAYS

Ustin Allgaier usually drives the track at Charlotte Motor Speedway at more than 100 miles per hour in a Chevrolet Camaro SS for JR...

 
 
 

SMOKY MOUNTAIN SANTA DELIVERS GOOD CHEER

Anta Claus is worried. His head elf, Blake, is getting older. He's 13 this year, and kids that age aren't into the whole “Santa thing.”...

FIVE POINTS RESTAURANT IS A BLUE RIDGE TREASURE

In a corner where several North Asheville streets converge to create a neighborhood known as Five Points, Ilias “Louie” Sellas is flipping...

 
 
 

THIS SHELBY COFFEE HOUSE IS HOME TO FULL CUPS AND FULL HEARTS

At Hannah's Coffee House, when the morning rush has slowed to a trickle and the rich aroma of ground beans hangs in the air, the first...

BREVARD'S MCGAHA CHAPEL IS TINY, BUT MIGHTY

Ack then, back when, no one connected the chapel to Christmas at all. “It was Halloween every night,” Charles Burden says. In the 1940s,...

 
 
 

THE CONCORD HOUSE OF 10,000 SANTAS

He small building behind Judy Barnhardt's home in Concord bears a sign that says “Santa's Workshop,” but that doesn't quite prepare...

FIND CHRISTMAS MAGIC ABOARD THE JINGLE BELL TROLLEY

'all ready to see Santa Claus?” Conductor Braiden Burgess shouts over the shriek of metal wheels on a metal track. In response, two...

 
 
 

DOWNTOWN: STATESVILLE

Gloria Hager was a teenager when she got her first job at a dress shop in downtown Statesville. The experience helped her develop a...

SANDERSON WREATHS CREATE HOMEGROWN HOLIDAY CHEER

If Christmas has a smell, it can be found in the wreath-making room at Sanderson Wreaths. In this wooden building on a farm in Wayne...

 
 
 



Joe Biden and his allies are seizing on the left's crushing defeat in the UK...

Joe Biden and his allies are seizing on the left's crushing defeat in the UK as proof that only a centrist can beat Trump

Reuters Centrist Democrats will argue that the routing of the Labour Party in Britain's general election shows only someone like Joe Biden or Pete Buttigieg can beat President... Read more ...

Trump agrees to slash China tariffs and scrap new duties - a sign there may...

Trump agrees to slash China tariffs and scrap new duties - a sign there may be a huge climbdown in the trade war

Associated Press/Charlie Neibergall Donald Trump has offered to slash planned tariffs and cut existing duties as part of a preliminary trade deal with China, according to the... Read more ...

Donald Trump congratulates Boris Johnson on a 'great WIN' in the UK election

Donald Trump congratulates Boris Johnson on a 'great WIN' in the UK election

Reuters Donald Trump has congratulated Boris Johnson on the Conservative Party's UK election success. In a tweet, the US president said: "Congratulations to Boris Johnson on... Read more ...

Marriott International plans to opens 30 new luxury brands in 2020

Marriott International plans to opens 30 new luxury brands in 2020

Marriott International has announced plans to open more than 30 Luxury brand hotels in 2020, while continuing to change its perception of the premium hospitality segment by... Read more ...

Mitch McConnell says he's 'taking his cues' from Trump's lawyers as the GOP...

Mitch McConnell says he's 'taking his cues' from Trump's lawyers as the GOP mulls a strategy for an impeachment trial

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Friday that he would defer to President Donald Trump's lawyers for guidance on creating the GOP... Read more ...

What happens now Boris Johnson has won the UK general election?

What happens now Boris Johnson has won the UK general election?

Getty Boris Johnson has won a huge majority in the UK general election, handing Labour a heavy defeat which has prompted leader Jeremy Corbyn to announce his... Read more ...

Boris Johnson promises to 'get Brexit done' after winning a huge victory in...

Boris Johnson promises to 'get Brexit done' after winning a huge victory in the UK general election

Boris Johnson wins a huge victory in the UK general election. The prime minister is on course to secure the largest parliamentary majority since Margaret Thatcher. The result... Read more ...

Jeremy Corbyn announces he will resign as Labour Party leader

Jeremy Corbyn announces he will resign as Labour Party leader

Getty Jeremy Corbyn has announced his resignation as leader of the Labour party. The party suffered heavy losses in the general election as Boris Johnson's Conservatives won a... Read more ...

Conservative minister Zac Goldsmith loses his seat to the Liberal Democrats...

Conservative minister Zac Goldsmith loses his seat to the Liberal Democrats in the UK election's big 'Portillo moment'

Reuters Environment minister Zac Goldsmith has become the first Conservative minister to lose his seat in the general election. A close ally of Boris Johnson, Goldsmith lost in... Read more ...

The pound is soaring after UK election exit polls show Boris Johnson's...

The pound is soaring after UK election exit polls show Boris Johnson's Conservative party won a big majority

Markets Insider The pound surged as much as 2.1% against the dollar after exit polls showed a Conservative majority in the 2019 UK election. Official UK exit polls published on... Read more ...