Skiing Guide to North Carolina


Story and pictures by Julie Roland.

Editor’s Note – Winter Wonderland is coming to Bond Park in Cary this weekend. Unfortunately, it’s sold out. So, if you want to get a little snow adventure going this winter, you may have to venture farther afield. Julie Roland, our contributor on all things about the Great Outdoors, had this post recently about skiing in the mountains of North Carolina. Read more

A Short Ride from Cary: Deep River Sporting Clays

From the blog of Julie Roland, our correspondent on all things Chatham County and the outdoor life.

Chatham County, NC – Imagine a sport that combines the excitement of shooting with the challenge of golf. That’s the idea behind Deep River Sporting Clays. Mark me down as a fan. Read more

Father’s Day: Thrill or Chill in Chatham County

Photo by Bill Gracey.

Cary, NC – Most of Cary is in Wake County. But a small sliver in the northwest corner is actually in Chatham. So we turned to Julie Roland, our favorite correspondent in Chatham County, for a run-down of Father’s Day ideas west of Highway 55. Read more

Railroading: Day Trip to Salisbury

Story and pictures by Tam Richert.

Two hours by train from Cary, the town of Salisbury, North Carolina is steeped in history and small town charm. Read more

The Future of Parks & Rec in Cary

Story by Lindsey Chester. Ms. Chester is a member of the Town’s Parks & Rec advisory board and Associate Publisher of this news source.

Cary, NC – Tuesday night in Town Council Chambers, Anne Miller of GreenPlay presented updated ideas for the Town’s Parks and Rec Master Plan. The plan hasn’t been updated since 2003. Read more

Event: Summer Camp and Education Expo

Story from staff reports. Photo by Sarita.

Cary, NC – Our friends at Carolina Parent run a great Summer Camp & Educational Fair. This year, the fair is on Sunday, February 19, 2012 right here in Cary. Read more

A Short Drive from Cary: Top 5 Things to Do in Chatham County

Story by Julie Roland. Photo by Jeff Chang.

Pittsboro, NC – Whether you call Chatham County home or are just visiting, you’ll find plenty to do and see.

From crusty pizza to hot air ballooning, biking, hiking and antiquing, here are my Top 5 Things To Do In Chatham County. Read more

A-Maze-ing Fun: Corn Mazes

Story by Lindsey Chester, photos by Casey Toth

Cary, NC- Looking for some local fun now that the Fair is over, but the weather makes you want to be outside? Try one of our local Corn Mazes.  Our Photo Intern, Casey Toth, took a trip to the one created at the Phillips Farm located at  6701 Good Hope Church Road. Read more

Local Authors: Surf and Saltwater Fishing in the Carolinas

Book review by Matt Young.

Cary, NC – File this one in the “short drive from Cary” category.

As Cary-dwellers, we are walking or driving distance from great places to fish in North Carolina. Read more

Local Authors:Touring the Western North Carolina Backroads

By Matt Young. All photos courtesy of Carolyn Sakowksi.

All Over, NC –  Carolyn Sakowski has published an updated version of the Touring the Western North Carolina Backroads (John F. Blair, publisher) guidebook. Read more